(750 ILCS 60/213)
(from Ch. 40, par. 2312-13)
(a) Petitions for emergency orders. Petitions for emergency remedies
shall be granted or denied in accordance with the standards of Section 217,
regardless of respondent's appearance or presence in court.
(b) Petitions for interim and plenary orders. Any action for an order
of protection is an expedited proceeding. Continuances should be granted
only for good cause shown and kept to the minimum reasonable
duration, taking into account the reasons for the continuance. If the
continuance is necessary for some, but not all, of the remedies requested,
hearing on those
other remedies shall not be delayed.
(Source: P.A. 87-1186.)