(740 ILCS 22/208)
(a) Any action for a civil no contact order requires that a separate
summons be issued and
served. The summons shall be in the form prescribed by Supreme Court
101(d), except that it shall require the respondent to answer or appear
within 7 days. Attachments to the summons or notice shall include the
petition for civil no contact order and supporting affidavits, if any, and
any emergency civil no contact order that has been issued.
(b) The summons shall be served by the sheriff
or other law enforcement officer at the earliest time and shall take
precedence over other summonses except those of a similar emergency
nature. Special process servers may be appointed at any time, and their
designation shall not affect the responsibilities and authority of the
sheriff or other official process servers.
(c) Service of process on a member of the respondent's household or
by publication shall be adequate if: (1) the petitioner
has made all reasonable efforts to accomplish actual service of process
personally upon the respondent, but the respondent cannot be found to effect
such service; and (2) the petitioner files an affidavit or presents sworn
testimony as to those efforts.
(d) A plenary civil no contact order may be entered by
default for the remedy sought in the petition, if the respondent has been
served or given notice in accordance with
subsection (a) and if the respondent then fails to appear as directed or
fails to appear on any subsequent appearance or hearing date agreed
to by the parties or set by the court.
(e) If an order is granted under subsection (c) of Section 214, the court shall immediately file a certified copy of the order with the sheriff or other law enforcement official charged with maintaining Department of State Police records.
(Source: P.A. 101-508, eff. 1-1-20