Public Act 99-859 amends, in part, Section 27.3a of the Clerks of Courts Act:
705 ILCS 105/27.3a
1.7. Starting on the 30th day after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 99th General Assembly, a clerk of the circuit court in any county that imposes a fee pursuant to subsection 1 of this Section shall also charge and collect an additional $9 e-business fee. The fee shall be paid at the time of filing the first pleading, paper, or other appearance filed by each party in all civil cases, except no additional fee shall be required if more than one party is presented in a single pleading, paper, or other appearance. The fee shall be collected in the manner in which all other fees or costs are collected. The fee shall be in addition to all other fees and charges of the clerk, and assessable as costs, and may be waived only if the judge specifically provides for the waiver of the e-business fee. The fee shall not be charged in any matter coming to the clerk on a change of venue, nor in any proceeding to review the decision of any administrative officer, agency, or body.