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Illinois's state court system is large, but is relatively simple in structure. In Illinois, Circuit Courts have exclusive jurisdiction over juvenile, criminal, domestic relations, small claims, traffic, and civil cases. The Illinois the Appellate Court hears civil, criminal, and some administrative agency appeals. The Illinois Supreme Court is the state's highest court and handles appeals from the state's appellate courts.

You can view the Illinois's Supreme Court's docket at http://www.state.il.us/court/SupremeCourt/Docket/default.asp. Although most Illinois court records are public record, each county sets their own policies regarding how to review or obtain copies of any Illinois court documents. Some counties have an online database where basic case information can be viewed, while others require that you submit a request in writing, or go the courthouse during regular business hours to get copies. You can find contact information for each of the Illinois state courts at on the Illinois Courts website at http://www.state.il.us/court/default.asp. The Illinois Courts website also provides an extensive amount of other information, including copies of court opinions, court rules, information for jurors, and a number of self-help forms for those who have cases in Illinois state courts.
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23, Sep 2014 - Woman sentenced to 75 years for 2011 murder of her father
A southern Illinois woman was sentenced to 60 years in prison on Tuesday, Aug. 26 in connection with the murder of her father.
23, Sep 2014 - CSX: Film crew denied track access before crash - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News, Sp
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - CSX Transportation twice denied producers of a biographical movie about singer Gregg Allman permission to shoot on its railroad tracks before a freight train slammed into the film's crew in south Georgia, killing one worker and injuring six, the company said in court documents.
23, Sep 2014 - Israel court condemns African migrant detentions - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News, S
JERUSALEM (AP) - A high Israeli court has condemned the government's policy of detaining illegal African migrants captured in the Negev Desert, ordering that a detention facility be closed within three months and banning new detentions for a year.
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23, Sep 2014 - Questions emerge about Ann Callis' Illinois residency
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23, Sep 2014 - Macon, IL Theft of iPads draws five years in prison
DECATUR – Alexander O. Jones, an 18-year-old Springfield man who sprayed a clerk at the Decatur Target store in the face with pepper spray to steal six Apple iPads was sentenced to five years in the Illinois Department of Corrections as part of a plea deal.
23, Sep 2014 - Union Co. man pleads guilty to meth related charge
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23, Sep 2014 - 2 NC men's convictions overturned in 1983 killing - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri Ne
LUMBERTON, N.C. (AP) - One of North Carolina's longest-serving death-row inmates and his half brother are being freed after three decades in prison after another man's DNA was discovered on a cigarette butt left near the body of a girl the siblings were convicted of killing.
23, Sep 2014 - NC half brothers freed after 3 decades in prison - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News, S
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - North Carolina's longest-serving death row inmate and his younger half brother walked out as free men Wednesday, three decades after they were convicted of raping and murdering an 11-year-old girl who DNA evidence shows may have been killed by another man.
23, Sep 2014 - Louisiana judge: Gay marriage ban unconstitutional - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News,
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A judge in Louisiana has ruled that the state's ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional, in part because he says it violates equal protection rights.
23, Sep 2014 - Gillespie, IL Convicted killer in Ohio school shootings escapes - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News,
LIMA, Ohio (AP) - An intensive manhunt was underway in western Ohio early Friday for the teen convicted of killing three students at a suburban Cleveland high school after his escape from prison.
23, Sep 2014 - Ex-police chief gets 10 years in kidnap-kill case - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News,
NEW YORK (AP) - The former police chief at a Massachusetts Veterans Administration medical center has been sentenced to 10 years in prison in a kidnap-murder case that resulted from the prosecution of a cannibalism case against a New York City police officer.
23, Sep 2014 - Trial lawyer gives $50M to Drexel law school - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News, Sport
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23, Sep 2014 - Bureau, IL Hundreds apply for jobs at northern Illinois federal prison
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23, Sep 2014 - Judge to pick Tsarnaev trial venue based on papers - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News,
BOSTON (AP) - A judge has rejected a request from lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) to hold a hearing on whether to move the trial outside of Massachusetts.
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