A. Motions are heard Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, beginning at 9:30 a.m. Motions must be noticed for hearing. Moving counsel shall attempt to learn whether there is an objection and shall note whether the motion is unopposed.
B. Motions and supporting documents shall be electronically filed and served no later than three (3) business days in advance of the hearing date. Electronically filed documents must be filed in text-searchable PDF whenever reasonably possible. Motions will be heard on an emergency basis with short notice only if counsel certifies that the motion must be heard an emergency. The nature of the emergency must be set forth.
C. Moving counsel should check Judge Bucklo’s Daily Calendar of Events at www.ilnd.uscourts.gov the afternoon before the hearing date to determine if a court appearance is needed.. The court will attempt to rule on "routine" motions without an appearance. If no appearance is required, moving counsel must so notify the opposing party and/or their respective counsel. (Failure to do so may result in the imposition of costs.) If an order has been entered regarding any motion set for hearing, parties need not appear in court. If no order is entered and the motion (or any other previously set proceeding) does not appear on the call, moving counsel must call the Courtroom Deputy for further instructions.
D. Civil discovery motions will not be heard without an affidavit pursuant to LR37.2 of the Local General Rules. In addition, no party shall serve on any other party more than 25 interrogatories in the aggregate without leave of court, unless otherwise agreed in a Rule 16, Fed. R. Civ. P., written order.