See 735 ILCS 5/2-616 as well as the judge’s standing order. If the plaintiff was given leave to amend, you should have been given time to answer or otherwise move. If that is not the case, and you are just looking to amend, or you are outside of the time given to amend, you need to obtain leave of court. Good luck.
Robert T. Kuehl
Kuehl Law, P.C.