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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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22, Jul 2014 - Ex-soldier undecided on murder-conviction appeal - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News, S
HONOLULU (AP) - Lawyers for a former Hawaii-based soldier who avoided a death sentence for his 5-year-old daughter's death want him to consult with an appellate attorney before deciding whether to appeal his murder conviction.
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22, Jul 2014 - Bureau, IL APNewsBreak: Manning to begin gender treatment - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News, Spo
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22, Jul 2014 - Elgin, IL Lawyer: Farnham talking about possible deal
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22, Jul 2014 - Cook, IL Inmate Dies On Medical Furlough In Chicago
Dariel White, 38, was on furlough from Pontiac Correctional Center, where he was serving a six-year-sentence for delivery of heroin. Illinois Department of Corrections spokesman Tom Shaer said White had been ill and that his death “was not unexpected.”
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It didn't take long Thursday afternoon for the final chapter of a drama that has been the talk of Pike County over the last six weeks to be written. After a short hearing in front of Judge Diane Lagoski, one of the key players in the 21-month old case was sentenced to probation.
22, Jul 2014 - Illinois Supreme Court decision deals with pension situation similar to Island Lake
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22, Jul 2014 - Springfield man sues over state’s denial of FOID card
A Springfield man who was denied a Firearm Owner's Identification card due to a felony conviction even after he'd received a gubernatorial pardon has filed suit in Sangamon County Circuit Court because the Illinois State Police hasn't answered his appeal.Donn Malwick, 63, of Springfield filed suit June 20 against Illinois State Police Director Hiram Grau because the agency denied his application ...
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22, Jul 2014 - State retirees await insurance premium refunds
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — There's no timeline yet for the return of nearly $23 million in health insurance premiums that the Illinois Supreme Court has recently ruled belong to state retirees.
22, Jul 2014 - Your genes affect your betting behavior
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