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Jan 28 2014

Firefly Announces Major Update

As we continue to focus on making sure that our systems are up to date with the latest technology, we are happy to announce that we have recently implemented a major update.

You may recall that Firefly was the first major process server to modify its processes through technology to require only two copies of complaints when filing new cases with the court. Additionally, we were one of the first process servers to create and use our own process server web app, which helps our servers communicate data from service attempts more quickly and efficiently.

The upgrade to our proprietary document generation program includes the implementation of barcodes, eliminating manual entry and assuring accuracy. Though Firefly continues to audit every single file that comes through our doors, this automated process will cut down on mistakes made by human error and will also increase the speed at which files can be processed.

Keep your eyes peeled as an official press release will follow with more details on this exciting change!



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Jan 14 2014

St. Clair County Now Requires Mediation

Firefly has been notified that St. Clair County has some updated procedures for 2014, along with an increased filing fee. We do our best to keep our clients, colleagues, and industry friends updated with changes as we find out about them.


Mediation went into effect at St. Clair County as of 1/13/2014. The clerks now have to attach mediation documents to all issued summonses. Additionally, the filing fee is going to increase an additional $150.00.

Jan 9 2014

Kane County Foreclosure Summons Changes

At Firefly, we do our best to make sure our clients and colleagues are notified of changes within the courts.


Please be advised that as of  1/1/2014, Kane County has changed the process for filing foreclosure summonses, in addition to raising the fee.

Here’s the official order:




To read the details, download the pdf order from Kane County.

Jan 8 2014

Cook County Municipal Court Update

The New Year has brought about some changes at the Cook County Municipal Court.

Firefly has been advised that as of January 2, 2014, the Chancery, Civil, and Law divisions will now be holding a copy of the Summons (Alias or original) when original documents are filed. Previously, these divisions did not hold a copy.

We do our best to inform our clients and colleagues of changes as we find out about them. For more information, please call the Cook County Court at (312) 603-5030.

If you are interested in civil process service or any of our other services, please feel free to give us a call (877) 963-3534  or contact us

Jan 6 2014



Due to the inclement weather experienced throughout Illinois and Ohio yesterday and today, many court offices throughout IL are closed. Additionally, Fed Ex has reported delays as well. In Northwest Indiana, all roads are closed  and a state of emergency has been declared for the state. As a result of these unforeseen circumstances, several of Firefly’s satellite offices will be closed.

Please contact us at the Corporate Headquarters should you need more detailed information regarding court closures and satellite office closures.

It is anticipated that the offices should resume normal business operations tomorrow, 1/7/2014.

Thank you!



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