From Illinois Lawyer Now: "Supreme Court rules committee to hold public hearing on civil discovery proposals"--
The Rules Committee of the Illinois Supreme Court will hear comments at a public hearing on Wednesday, July 28 on three proposals dealing with discovery issues in civil cases.
The hearing is scheduled to be held at 10 a.m., 160N. LaSalle Street, Room C-500 in Chicago.
The first proposal would allow the use, in very limited circumstances, of a party's discovery deposition at trial. The second would allow a lawyer to take a deposition by electronic means (e.g., phone, video) without a court order or consent of the opposing party. The third would allow lawyers to issue subpoenas in civil actions.
There is further information about the proposals and public hearing at the Supreme Court's website.