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(735 ILCS 5/) Code of Civil Procedure.

735 ILCS 5/19-119

    (735 ILCS 5/19-119) (from Ch. 110, par. 19-119)
    Sec. 19-119. Answer or otherwise appear. The defendant shall answer or otherwise appear as in other civil cases.
(Source: P.A. 82-280.)

735 ILCS 5/19-120

    (735 ILCS 5/19-120) (from Ch. 110, par. 19-120)
    Sec. 19-120. When property not found. When the property or any part thereof is not found or delivered as above stated, and the defendant is summoned or enters his or her appearance, the plaintiff may proceed, under the original or amended complaint, as in an action for the wrongful taking and detention of such property or so much thereof as is not found and delivered to the sheriff or other officer, and as to the property not found and delivered, the plaintiff, if he or she recovers, shall be entitled to judgment for the value thereof or his or her interest therein, and such damages as he or she has sustained by reason of the wrongful taking and detention.
(Source: P.A. 82-280.)

735 ILCS 5/19-121

    (735 ILCS 5/19-121) (from Ch. 110, par. 19-121)
    Sec. 19-121. Distress for rent. It shall be sufficient for the defendant, in all cases of replevin for distress taken for rent, to allege generally without particularly setting forth the tenure or title to the lands whereon such distress was taken.
(Source: P.A. 82-280.)

735 ILCS 5/19-122

    (735 ILCS 5/19-122) (from Ch. 110, par. 19-122)
    Sec. 19-122. Seeking wrong remedy not fatal. Where relief is sought under Article XIX of this Act and the court determines, on motion directed to the pleadings, or on motion for summary judgment or upon trial, that the plaintiff has pleaded or established facts which entitle the plaintiff to relief but that the plaintiff has sought the wrong remedy, the court shall permit the pleadings to be amended, on just and reasonable terms, and the court shall grant the relief to which the plaintiff is entitled on the amended pleadings or upon the evidence. In considering whether a proposed amendment is just and reasonable, the court shall consider the right of the defendant to assert additional defenses, to demand a trial by jury, to plead a counterclaim or third party complaint, and to order the plaintiff to take additional steps which were not required under the pleadings as previously filed.
(Source: P.A. 82-280.)

735 ILCS 5/19-123

    (735 ILCS 5/19-123) (from Ch. 110, par. 19-123)
    Sec. 19-123. Judgment against plaintiff. If the plaintiff in an action of replevin obtains an order for replevin and the right of property is adjudged against the plaintiff, judgment shall be entered for a return of the property if such property has been delivered to the plaintiff, and damages for the use thereof from the time it was taken until a return thereof is made, unless the plaintiff shall, in the meantime, have become entitled to the possession of the property, in which event judgment may be entered against the plaintiff for costs and such damage as the defendant has sustained; or if the property was held for the payment of any money, the judgment may be in the alternative that the plaintiff pay the amount for which the same was rightfully held, with proper damages, within a given time, or make return of the property in case such property was delivered to the plaintiff.
(Source: P.A. 95-661, eff. 1-1-08.)

735 ILCS 5/19-124

    (735 ILCS 5/19-124) (from Ch. 110, par. 19-124)
    Sec. 19-124. Intervention. In replevin cases pending in circuit courts, any person other than the defendant claiming the property replevied may intervene, verifying the petition by affidavit. The court shall direct a trial of the right of property as in other cases and in case judgment is rendered for the intervening party and it is further found that such party is entitled to the possession of all or any part of the property, judgment shall be entered accordingly and the property to which the claimant is entitled ordered to be delivered to such claimant together with payment of the claimant's costs. In case judgment is entered for the claimant, although he or she is not then entitled to possession of the property, he or she shall be entitled to his or her costs. In case judgment is entered for the plaintiff, the plaintiff shall be entitled to recover the plaintiff's costs from the claimant. If the claimant is a non-resident of the State, he or she shall file security for costs as required of non-resident plaintiffs.
(Source: P.A. 82-280.)