1-26-33.3. Brief of appellant--Contents. The brief of the appellant shall contain under appropriate headings in the order here indicated:
(1) A jurisdictional statement setting forth the date and the form of the agency decision, ruling or action sought to be reviewed and the date when the notice of appeal was filed with the circuit court.
(2) A concise statement of the legal issue or issues involved omitting unnecessary detail. Each issue shall be stated as an appellate court would state the broad issue presented. Each issue shall be followed by concise statement of how the agency decided it. Any issue not presented in the brief is deemed waived.
(3) A statement of the case and facts. A statement of the case shall first be presented identifying the agency and indicating briefly the nature of the case and its disposition by the agency. There shall follow a statement of facts relevant to the grounds urged for reversal, modification or other relief.
(4) An argument. The argument shall contain the contentions of the party with respect to the issues presented, the reasons therefor, and the citations to the authorities relied on. Each issue shall be separately presented. Needless repetition shall be avoided.
(5) A short conclusion stating the precise relief sought.
(6) Appendix, if any. Such appendix may include the decision, ruling, or action in question and any regulations or any relevant parts to which the parties wish to direct the particular attention of the circuit court.
(7) Request for oral argument, if desired.Source:
Supreme Court Rule 82-35.