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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 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 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 suburban Chicago man who insisted during two decades in prison that police framed him for a slaying he did not commit walked out of jail Wednesday morning, hours after a jury in his retrial found him not guilty. Rodell Sanders, 49, said after Tuesday's verdict that although he will continue to pursue a lawsuit against the Chicago Heights Police Department, detectives and others, he would first ...
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29, Jul 2014 - Wife in Ga. hot car death case has attorney - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News, Sports
ATLANTA (AP) - The wife of a Georgia man facing charges after their son was left in a hot car and died has retained a criminal defense attorney for herself.
29, Jul 2014 - Trial date set for couple charged in roof-repair scheme
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29, Jul 2014 - Michigan man prison-bound for Illinois bank holdup
EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. (AP) _ A Michigan man who sought money to buy his Illinois girlfriend an engagement ring is now headed to federal prison for helping carry out a robbery outside the bank where she worked. Twenty-two-year-old Ramsey Fakhouri of Troy near Detroit has been sentenced to six and a half years. He […]
29, Jul 2014 - Bond, IL Man sentenced to prison in drug trafficking case
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29, Jul 2014 - Man kills wife, granddaughter; gets life in prison - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News,
YORK, S.C. (AP) - A suicidal South Carolina man was sentenced to life in prison for killing his bedridden wife and their 9-year-old granddaughter, saying he wanted to spare them the pain of living without him, prosecutors said.
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29, Jul 2014 - Oak Park, IL Quinn signs Election Day voter registration bill
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