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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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11, Feb 2015 - Will, IL Rauner forms commission to study criminal justice system
With a goal of reducing the state's prison population by 25 percent, Gov. Bruce Rauner issued an executive order Wednesday creating a task force to recommend ways of revamping the state's criminal justice system.Called the Illinois State Commission on Criminal Justice and Sentencing Reform, the task force is supposed to study things such as ensuring prison sentences are in line with the ...
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Sen. Dick Durbin said Wednesday he was “overjoyed” to be welcoming home Alan Gross, the U.S. citizen held five years in a Cuban prison, but a senior Republican in the Illinois congressional delegation criticized the release of Cuban spies in return.
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HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) - A federal appeals court halted the execution scheduled Wednesday of a Texas prisoner whose attorneys say is too delusional to be put to death.
12, Oct 2014 - Illinois judge refuses to drop murder charges
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HOUSTON (AP) - A Texas oncologist was obsessed with and had a "fatal attraction" to her fellow physician lover, whose rejection prompted her to poison him by lacing his coffee with ethylene glycol, prosecutors said Monday as her aggravated assault trial began.
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12, Oct 2014 - Vienna, IL Federal Judges May Visit Vienna Correctional Center
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Two federal judges may visit a southern Illinois prison as they work on a class-action lawsuit that inmates brought about overcrowding, according to court documents.
12, Oct 2014 - Jackson, IL Ill. man gets 7 years for beating pregnant wife
A southern Illinois man has been ordered to spend seven years in prison for assaulting his then-pregnant wife nearly a year ago.
12, Oct 2014 - Judge rules in Alaska Native voting rights case - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News, Sp
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12, Oct 2014 - Sentencing brings call for state senator to resign - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News,
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12, Oct 2014 - Bureau, IL Potential Applicants Attend Thomson Prison Job Fair
Hundreds of job-seekers walked into Thomson Prison on Tuesday, with more than 1,000 jobs reportedly up for grabs.The Federal Bureau of Prisons is holding a job fair through Thursday of this week to give applicants information on jobs and job requirements.Along Illinois Route 84, just north of Thomson, job-seekers like Kayla Horton and Jennifer Smith have a thousand reasons to be hopeful.“I ...
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