How do I look up a case in Illinois?

How do I look up a case in Illinois?

How do I look up a case in Illinois?

How do I use

  1. Go to the website.
  2. Select your county, if it is listed in the pull-down menu.
  3. If your county is listed, select your county and click Go.
  4. You can:
  5. Click Search.
  6. If there are any results, click on the case number to see information about the case.

What cases do appellate courts primarily decide?

Appellate courts hear and review appeals from legal cases that have already been heard and ruled on in lower courts. Appellate courts exist for both state and federal-level matters but feature only a committee of judges (often called justices) instead of a jury of one’s peers.

Does Illinois have an appellate court?

Except when a circuit court’s decision may be appealed directly to the Illinois Supreme Court, a person has the right to appeal the decision to the Illinois Appellate Court. The appellate court is organized into five districts, each of which hears appeals from the circuits within that district.

Where are appellate cases heard?

In the federal court system, the circuit courts have appellate jurisdiction over the cases of the district courts, and the Supreme Court has appellate jurisdiction over the decisions of the circuit courts.

What is the highest appellate court in Illinois?

The Illinois Supreme Court
The Illinois Supreme Court is the highest court in the State. Cases are normally channeled to the Supreme Court from the Appellate Court, but in cases where a Circuit Court has imposed a death sentence the law allows direct appeal to the Supreme Court, bypassing the Appellate Court.

What kinds of cases will the Illinois Supreme Court hear over?

The supreme court hears appeals from lower courts and may exercise original jurisdiction in cases relating to revenue, mandamus, prohibition or habeas corpus. Its members also have the authority to appoint trial judges to the appellate court on a temporary basis.