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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
Illinois Code of Criminal Procedure – 725 ILCS 5/
725 ILCS 5/Code of Criminal Procedure of 1963
Illinois Vehicle Code – 625 ILCS 5/
Illinois General Assembly (625 ILCS 5/) Illinois Vehicle Code
Illinois Criminal Offenses – 720 ILCS 5/
Illinois General Assembly - Criminal Code of 1961
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.
Municipality Fees (705 ILCS 105/27.1b)
Glossary of Legal Terms
The suburban districts hear most of the same types of cases heard in the First Municpal District,
but for cases originating in the suburban cities and villages within each district. Each of the Suburban
Districts hear cases that include:
Q: How do I appeal the outcome of my Criminal case?
A: An appeal can be filed within the district location in which your case was tried. The fees for an appeal are as follows:
Q: What are your office hours?
A: All locations have office hours of 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Q: Where can I go to file an emergency order of protection?
A: In the event of a bona fide emergency (a life is in immediate danger), a petition for an emergency order of protection may be filed at any suburban courthouse. If it is not an emergency, a regular order of protection may also be filed at the courthouse.
Q: In what courtroom is my traffic ticket heard?
A: Depending on where the ticket was issued, the courtroom is assigned based upon the police agency involved. You may check our Online Electronic Case Docket Lookup to look up your court information.
Q: How can I change my traffic court date?
A: The defendant or a representative must appear in court on the date of your summons. If a representative appears, that person must explain why the defendant cannot appear and request a continuance. Otherwise, the date must be advanced through the motion court of the specific district court in question requesting that the judge change the date. (A motion to advance cannot be filed in a case involving an accident, except for in District 2, where you may motion to advance as long as there was not any personal injury.)
View All District Frequently Asked Questions
Beginning January 1, 2004, Illinois Compiled Statues were amended to permit people with qualifying arrests, felonies, misdemeanor supervisions and misdemeanor convictions to ask the court to either expunge or seal the records related to their cases. The law is designed to allow people to clear their records with or without an attorney. On this page and the associated links, the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County provides helpful information to assist customers in clearing their records.
There are several resources that are provided at the suburban district courthouses.