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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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A southern Illinois man was sentenced to ten years in prison for a home burglary, according to the Jackson County state's attorney.
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23, Aug 2014 - No arrest warrant being issued for Texas' Perry - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News
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23, Aug 2014 - Judge: Teen to be tried as adult in teacher death - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News,
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23, Aug 2014 - Indiana Guardsman gets 2 years in Ohio bomb case - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News, S
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23, Aug 2014 - Judge: Ala. abortion clinic law unconstitutional - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News, S
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - A new Alabama law restricting doctors who perform abortions would force several women's clinics to shut down, placing unconstitutional restrictions on a woman's right to obtain one, a federal judge ruled Monday.
23, Aug 2014 - Ex-editor Coulson charged with perjury in Scotland - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News,
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23, Aug 2014 - Judge closes Flavor Flav battery case in Las Vegas - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News,
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23, Aug 2014 - Emails show Walker recall election campaign push - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News, S
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23, Aug 2014 - Lawyer plans constitutional challenge in mink farm sabotage case
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