From the Krane County Chronicle: "Online court filings in the future," by Kate Thayer--
The state’s high court wants to make filing cases and court documents easier with an initiative that would allow lawyers to file online.
The “E-Business” initiative would provide a uniform system for all of Illinois’ 23 judicial circuits for court filings, said Joe Tybor, Illinois Supreme Court spokesman.
“It means lawyers won’t have to make a trip to the courthouse,” he said, adding that would cut costs to clients.
It's a great idea that works great in federal court. For Illinois state court lawyers, though, online filing is going to take some time to implement. According to Tybor, it will be "three to five years," because Illinois counties are not all on the same software for filing cases.
Original link from the the ISBA Trial Practice Update.