On September 28, 2017, the Illinois Appellate Court, Third District, entered an administrative order on the filing of briefs. According to the order, electronically filed briefs will be considered the official original brief filed in the appellate court. However, the parties must file five duplicate paper copies of all briefs. The paper copies must bear the electronic file stamp and be filed within five days of the electronically filed copy. Lastly, the paper copies must comply with all applicable Supreme Court rules, including the color cover requirement as detailed in Supreme Court Rule 341.
Below is a copy of the order.