(735 ILCS 5/18-106)
(from Ch. 110, par. 18-106)
Summons - Appearance.
Upon the filing of the complaint, the
clerk of court shall
issue a summons, in like form, as near as may be, as summons in other
civil cases. The summons shall be made returnable within a time designated
by the plaintiff not less than 5 nor more than 30 days
after the service of the summons. Every defendant who is served with
summons shall answer or otherwise appear on or before the
return day of the summons, unless the time for doing so is extended by the court.
If the defendant fails to do so, judgment may
be entered against the defendant. Reply to or motion directed against
the answer may be filed by the plaintiff within 5 days after
the last day allowed for the filing of the answer, unless the time for doing
so is extended by the court.
(Source: P.A. 83-357.)