The Civil Appeals Division prepares Records on Appeal for the following areas of law: Chancery, Civil, County, Domestic Relations, Elder Law, Law, and the Probate Divisions for Districts 1 through 6 of the Circuit Court of Cook County.
Illinois Appellate Court Rules - First District
Administrative and Procedural Rules of the Illinois Appellate Court First District
Circuit Court of Cook County
Information about court organization, court locations, judge information, court holidays and the trial process can be found at the Circuit Court website.
Circuit Court Rules and Orders
Rules and General Orders of the Circuit Court of Cook County, which govern the structure and processes of the Circuit Court; and selected General Administrative Rules and Orders of the court, which are issued by the Chief Judge.
Glossary of Legal Terms
Illinois Code of Civil Procedure
CIVIL PROCEDURE (735 ILCS 5/) Code of Civil Procedure.
Illinois Supreme Court Rules
Illinois Supreme Court's list of Illinois Supreme Court Rules
Municipality Fees (705 ILCS 105/27.1b)
Q: What is a Notice of Appeal?
A: A Notice of Appeal is a document filed with the Office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court that serves as notice to all litigants in a civil case that one of the parties is asking a higher court to review the lower court's decision.
The Illinois Appellate Court handles most appeals from the Circuit Court of Cook County. In particular instances, cases may be appealed directly to the Illinois Supreme Court.
The required information for a Notice of Appeal is detailed in Illinois Supreme Court Rule 303. A Notice of Appeal form is available at the Civil Appeals Division located in Room 801 of the Richard J. Daley Center or by visiting the Civil Appeals Court Forms page.
Q: Where can I find a copy of the Illinois Supreme Court Rules?
A: These rules may be found in the Law Library on the 29th floor of the Richard J. Daley Center, 50 West Washington Street, Chicago, Illinois. Each suburban district office has a Law Library as well.
The Rules are also available online at www.state.il.us/Court/SupremeCourt/Rules.
Q: Where do I file a Notice of Appeal?
A: Notices of Appeal for civil areas of law are filed with the Civil Appeals Division in Room 801 of the Daley Center, 50 West Washington Street, Room 801, Chicago, Illinois 60602.
Notices of Appeal filed in other locations are forwarded to the Civil Appeals Division.
Notices of Appeal may also be efiled.
The party who filed the Notice of Appeal is responsible for obtaining a file stamp on the face of the document.
Q: How much does it cost to file a Notice of Appeal?
A: Filing a Notice of Appeal does not require a fee.
Q: If I file a Notice of Appeal, will that stop my eviction?
A: No. Filing a Notice of Appeal does not automatically stop the eviction process. To stop the eviction process, you must file a Motion to Stay. If the judge allows a stay pending the outcome of the appeal, you must present that order to the Cook County Sheriff's Office.
View All Civil Appeals Division Frequently Asked Questions
The procedures for filing a Notice of Appeal are found in the Illinois Supreme Court Rules 301 et seq.
The Clerk's Office will not begin preparation of the Record on Appeal until the Request form and payment are received.
All Reports of Proceedings are filed in accordance with Supreme Court Rule 323.
Supplemental Records on Appeal are prepared in accordance with Illinois Supreme Court Rule 329 and Appellate Court Rule 19 (1st District).