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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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17, Apr 2014 - Bosnian Serb war crimes suspect arrested in France - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News,
SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) - French police detained a former Bosnian Serb paramilitary soldier suspected of locking dozens of civilians inside a house before setting it ablaze, killing 59 people during the 1992-95 war, Bosnian authorities said.
17, Apr 2014 - Judges in Utah gay marriage case question lawyers - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News,
DENVER (AP) - Sharp questioning Thursday by a divided panel of appellate judges considering Utah's ban on gay marriages showed that, while same-sex marriage has had a remarkable winning streak lately, its legal status remains uncertain.
17, Apr 2014 - Court order sought to force Illinois man with infectious TB to stay home
CHICAGO, April 11 (Reuters) - An Illinois judge and his entire courtroom are set to don protective masks at a hearing on Friday to decide whether to order a disobedient patient with infectious tuberculosis to wear an ankle bracelet and stay home alone.
17, Apr 2014 - Madison, IL Madison County man who murdered pregnant woman, cousin gets life
EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (AP) -- A southern Illinois man has been sentenced to life in prison in the 2005 deaths of a pregnant woman and a 4-year-old child whose bodies were found years later in a cistern. Fifty-year-old Kevin Reid was sentenced Tuesday in Madison County. Reid was found guilty last month in the 2005 deaths of 19-year-old Anquiaette Parker and her four-year-old cousin, Cermen Toney Jr ...
17, Apr 2014 - Perry, IL Half-sister of murder victim facing home invasion charges
A former murder suspect in the Sidnee Stephens case appeared before a judge in Perry County, Illinois on Tuesday afternoon.
17, Apr 2014 - Will, IL Greek prison guards charged with torture death - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News, Spo
THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) - Eight Greek prison guards were charged Tuesday with torturing to death an Albanian convict accused of fatally stabbing a guard in another jail after being refused temporary release to visit his critically ill mother.
17, Apr 2014 - Convicted Ohio Amish leader says evidence weak - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News, Spo
CINCINNATI (AP) - The leader of 16 Ohio Amish men and women found guilty of hate crimes for cutting the hair and beards of fellow members of their faith is arguing in a new court filing that federal prosecutors are assassinating his character in the face of weak evidence.
17, Apr 2014 - Jesse Jackson Jr., Former Illinois Rep., Moved to Alabama Prison
Former Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. has been spending time in a North Carolina federal prison since October of last year. Jackson is in custody for looting $750,000 from his treasury that he used for purchasing elk heads, celebrity memorabilia, and …
17, Apr 2014 - Oklahoma gay-marriage case before US appeals court - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News,
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Lawyers for two Oklahoma women and the county clerk who would not give them a marriage license go before a federal appeals court with a familiar question for the judges: Did the state's voters single out gay people for unfair treatment when they defined marriage as a union between one man and one woman?
17, Apr 2014 - Washington, IL US panel votes to reduce drug-dealing sentences - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News, Sp
WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. Sentencing Commission has voted to reduce the length of federal prison sentences for most drug dealers.
17, Apr 2014 - Will, IL Illinois inmates help in pre-emptive sandbagging
DU QUOIN, Ill. (AP) — With flood season approaching, Illinois prison inmates are helping restock the supply of sandbags for makeshift levees.
17, Apr 2014 - Montgomery, IL State briefs: Former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. moved to prison at Maxwell
Former Illinois Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. has been moved from the federal prison in North Carolina to a minimum security prison camp in Montgomery.
17, Apr 2014 - Washington, IL Former Illinois representative Jesse Jackson Jr begins prison term
Jackson to serve 30 months in North Carolina for misusing funds, and wife Sandi received one year for filing false tax returns
17, Apr 2014 - Will, IL First woman named as warden of Menard prison in Chester
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17, Apr 2014 - Disgraced Illinois judge awaits prison assignment
A disgraced Illinois judge at the center of a courthouse drug scandal is getting time to square away things before serving a two-year sentence on heroin and gun convictions.
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