Cook County (metro Chicago) Court Records
Court records of felony, misdemeanor, code violations and traffic cases filed since 1984. Includes only disposed cases.
Search results show the case number, defendant name, (aliases when available), date of birth, race, sex, charges, level of
offense, disposition, disposition date and sentence. Records updated weekly.
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if the person was sued before either federal or state courts, filed for a bankruptcy, had any liens or judgments or was arrested.
About Illinois Courts:
Supreme Court, is the highest court in Illinois, it has seven justices, elected from judicial districts for a term of 10 years.
Three justices are elected from the First District (Cook County), and one from each of the other four districts. The Supreme Court has
general administrative and supervisory authority over all courts in the state. This authority is exercised by the Chief Justice with the
assistance of the Administrative Director and staff appointed by the Supreme Court. The Supreme Court hears appeals from lower courts
and may exercise original jurisdiction in cases relating to revenue, mandamus, prohibition or habeas corpus.
The Appellate Court hears appeals from the Circuit Courts. There are five districts of the Appellate Court. Cook County, which
comprises the 1st District, has 18 Appellate Judges. The remaining 101 counties are divided into four districts that elect six
Judges each. Additional Judges are assigned by the Supreme Court to the Appellate Court, temporarily, on a showing of need.
Elgin is the seat of the 2nd District; Ottawa, the 3rd; Springfield, the 4th, and Mount Vernon, the 5th.
The Unified Trial Court in Illinois is the Circuit Court comprised of Circuit and Associate Judges. The state is divided in
23 judicial circuits, each having one Chief Judge elected by the Circuit Judges. The Chief Judge has general administrative authority in
his or her circuit, subject to the overall administrative authority of the Supreme Court. Circuit Judges may hear any case assigned to
them by the Chief Judge. Associate Judges may not preside over criminal cases in which the defendant is charged with an offense
punishable by imprisonment for one year or more (felonies), unless approval is received from the Supreme Court.
Supreme Court Building
200 E. Capitol Avenue
Springfield, IL 62701