Proposed orders on routine motions, such as motions for extensions of time, are unnecessary
On occasion, the Court may direct the moving party, or the parties jointly, to submit a proposed order. Otherwise, a party filing a motion may, but is not required to
, submit a proposed order for entry by the Court in the event that the motion is granted. The Court will consider proposed orders when ruling on motions, but will modify (or disregard altogether) such proposed orders as it deems appropriate, even if the proposed order was submitted at the Court’s direction and/or is agreed by the parties.
Unless otherwise directed by the Court, proposed orders may not be submitted in the absence of a motion
. (In other words, a proposed order is not a substitute for a motion.) But proposed orders should not be filed as attachments to the motion to which they relate.
Instead, when the motion is filed, the proposed order (if any) should be submitted via e-mail to Proposed_Order_Tharp@ilnd.uscourts.gov
. The subject line of the e-mail must include the case number and name, the docket number of the corresponding motion, if any, and the title of the order that is proposed. All such documents should be submitted in Microsoft Office Word format (not WordPerfect). Proposed orders should also be served on all parties.