Parties are not required to submit proposed orders for routine motions,
such as motions for extensions of time, or dispositive motions, such as motions
for summary judgment. Proposed orders should not be filed directly onto the
docket as stand-alone entries, even if the parties agree on the order. Instead,
unless the Court has specifically directed otherwise, a party must file a
motion asking the Court to enter the order and the motion should be noticed
according to the Court’s procedures. 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_Wood@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 should
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.