Contact the DuPage Coununty Bar Association. They have a legal aid program but you have to qualify for it.
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You can ask for the other side to pay attorney fees, but generally they (other side) have to be a lot (and I mean a lot) wealthier than you. Other than that, DuPage bar might be your best and only bet. Besides, traffic getting out there for the usual 8:30am court call can be brutal - best to have a lawyer handle that.