Either side in a case can file a motion. So, if you are the plaintiff or defendant, or the person asking for or responding to a case, you can file a motion asking the court to issue a court order. Motions are filed with the clerk of the court where your case is being heard.
Multiple motions can be filed by each side, but you must have a good reason for filing a motion. You can get in trouble with the judge for filing too many motions or filing motions for the sole purpose of harassing the other side.
Effective July 1, 2017, all filing in civil cases is required to be done electronically in the Supreme Court and 5 districts of the Appellate Court.
Effective January 1, 2018, all filing in civil cases is required to be done electronically in all circuit courts.
For more information about electronic filing, view this page.