This time I am asking for clarification to what I just read on the IL Supreme Court Docket Announcements for Jan 14th. Does this mean they are going to hear our case?
"Motion by petitioner for leave to file petition for leave to appeal instanter. Motion allowed
It probably only indicates token consent because the term "instanter" usually indicates that petitioner is only given 1 day to prepare and file it, which is usually not adequate time to prepare and file a meaningful appeal. It's probably the courts way of unrealistically and unfairly shifting the burden to the petitioner to induce petitioner's outright default for lack of adequate time or degrade the quality of the appeal work product in favor of the party opponent.