Here are the general rules for 6th district, they do not mention small claims so you can file a reply here, it is not prohibited.
Rule 2.1 Motion Practice(a) Filing.
All motions shall be filed with the Clerk of the Court prior to their presentment to the Court. In any cause of action, the Court may
designate a date by which all motions are to be filed. A motion may not
be filed subsequent to that date except by leave of court. The title to
each motion shall indicate the relief sought.
(b) Allotment for Hearing.
With the exception of emergency matters or by leave of court, no motion shall be
heard unless previously allotted for hearing on the Court's calendar.
(c) Oral Argument.
The allowance of oral arguments upon motions shall
be discretionary with the Court. In each case the assigned judge may fix
a briefing schedule and decide a motion without hearing oral arguments.
Written notice of hearing on all motions shall be given by the
party requesting the hearing to all parties who have appeared and have
not theretofore been defaulted for failure to plead, and to all parties
whose time to appear has not expired on the date of notice. Notice shall
be given in the manner and to those prescribed in Supreme Court Rule
(e) Content of Notice.
The notice of hearing shall contain the title and number of the cause of action, date
and time when the motion will be heard and designated courtroom, and shall include a short statement of
the nature of the motion. A copy of any written motion and of all papers
presented therewith, or a statement that they have been previously
served, shall be served with the notice.
(f) Time of Notice.
Unless otherwise ordered by the Court, notice by personal service, by U.S. Mail, facsimile
or electronic mail shall be made not less than fourteen (14) days prior to the hearing.
Proof of personal service or mailing shall be filed with the Circuit Clerk.
(g) Ex Parte and Emergency Motions.
Every complaint or petition
requesting an ex parte order for the appointment of a receiver,
temporary restraint, preliminary injunction, or any other emergency
relief, shall be filed in the Office of the Circuit Clerk, if during court
hours, before presentment to the Court. Emergency motions and
motions which, by law, may be made exparte, may, at the discretion of
the Court, be heard without giving notice.
(h) Failure to Call Motions for Hearing.
The burden of obtaining an allotment for hearing or briefing schedule
is on the party making the motion in a civil case. If an allotment for hearing is not obtained by the
moving party within ninety (90) days from the date it is filed, the court
may deem the motion withdrawn and deny the relief requested with, or
without, leave to refile.