(735 ILCS 5/11-304)
(from Ch. 110, par. 11-304)
Summons - Pleadings.
Upon the filing of the complaint,
summons shall be issued
commanding the defendant or defendants to appear on the day named
therein, which shall not be less than 5 days nor more than 10 days
thereafter, as shall be directed by the court. Such summons shall be
served at least 5 days before the return day thereof in the same manner
as summons is served in other civil cases.
Every defendant who is summoned shall
appear by filing a pleading or motion in the cause on the
return day of the summons as in other civil cases, and such action shall
be given preference in hearing over all other cases.
(Source: P.A. 82-280.)