Proposed orders on routine motions, such as motions for extensions of time, are unnecessary. Proposed orders should not be submitted for dispositive motions. Proposed orders should not be filed directly onto the docket as stand-alone entries or as attachments to motions, even if the parties agree on the order. Instead, unless the Court has directed otherwise, a party must file a motion asking the Court to enter the order. For example, even proposed orders such as stipulated protective orders require the Court's approval before actually being given full effect and entered. Contemporaneously with filing a motion to enter a proposed order, the movant must e-mail the proposed order to Proposed_Order_Ellis@ilnd.uscourts.gov
. This will allow the Court to edit the order if necessary. The subject line of the e-mail must include the case number and name, the docket number of the corresponding motion, and the title of the order that is proposed. Attachments must be submitted to the Court in a format compatible with Word, which is a "Save As" option in most word processing software. Proposed orders should also be served on all parties.