The Illinois Supreme Court Rules Committee adopted the Appellate Lawyers Association's proposed amendment to Illinois Supreme Court Rule 274 today. The amendment clarifies that a postjudgment motion is not due until the judgment order is both final and appealable.
Rule 274 previously stated, in relevant part, "A party may make only one postjudgment motion directed at a judgment order that is otherwise final."
The ALA proposed the following amendment to clarify exactly when a postjudgment motion must be filed: "A party may make only one postjudgment motion directed at a judgment order that is otherwise final and appealable. The motion must be filed either within 30 days of that judgment order or within the time allowed by any extensions."
The amendment was submitted to the Rules Committee as Proposal 17-05. After consideration, the Rules Committee adopted the proposed amendment. The new amendment takes effect on July 1, 2019.