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Terms of Agreement

Please read the terms of this Agreement. You are referred to as the "user." By using this service, the user agrees and understands that he or she is bound by the on-line access to court records Terms of Agreement set forth below.

This website ("site") is provided by the Office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois ("Clerk's Office") as a public service. This site is intended to be used as a resource to determine the general status of historical and in-process court cases. This information is not the official record of the court. As such, it should only be used to gain a general understanding of a case's history and disposition. Accordingly, the Clerk's Office, its officers, and employees are not responsible or liable for any loss, consequence, or damage resulting directly or indirectly from use of the information. If you need more information about the case, or you feel information is in error and should be corrected, please contact the Clerk's Office.

This service is currently offered without charge to the user. The Clerk reserves the right to charge reasonable fees in the future.

This site is intended for the private use of the public. The user is expressly prohibited from reproducing, publishing on-line, selling, reselling or otherwise disseminating data or information accessed pursuant to this Agreement. The information accessed is not intended or permitted to be used for commercial resale. Unauthorized attempts to upload or change information on this service are strictly prohibited and may be punishable under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986.

Availability of Data

Dissemination of the data provided pursuant to this Agreement is subject to and controlled by statute, court rule and court order including, but not limited to, the Illinois Supreme Court's Electronic Access Policy for Circuit Court Records of the Courts (April 1, 2004), the Illinois Compiled Statutes, the Illinois Code of Civil Procedure, the Illinois Code of Criminal Procedure, the Illinois Supreme Court Rules and all Special Orders and General Orders of the Circuit Court of Cook County.

To ensure timely display of court schedules, electronic scheduling information is extracted and collated four (4) days in advance of the current date. Therefore, changes or additions made during that period to court schedules are not reflected in the on-line data. Due to the space limitations, the Case Snapshot database includes cases that are either pending or have had activity in the last six months.

Limitation of Liability

By using this service, the user agrees and understands that, without waiving any other defenses or immunities provided by law, the Clerk and Clerk's Office shall not be liable for any demand or claim, regardless of form of action, arising out of or incident to the posting of information on this site and/or the acts or omissions of any person or entity accessing information through this service. This includes, but is not limited to, claims arising out of or incident to incorrect or incomplete data or information accessed pursuant to this Agreement. In no event, shall the Clerk or Clerk's Office, be liable for damages of any nature, including any loss of profits, lost savings or other incidental or consequential damages arising out of your use or inability to use this Internet service.

The electronic information available through this service is not the official record of the court. The official court records are held and maintained in the hard copy paper files in the courthouse or other official Clerk's Office repositories. Any and all information contained within the on-line database is recorded as a brief summary from the paper documents with an understanding that the information is true and correct in as far as all aspects of the documents physically filed with the Clerk's Office.

All users are advised to independently verify any information or data obtained pursuant to this Agreement with official court information reposing in the court files (i.e., pleadings, orders, half sheets, file jackets and the contents thereof, etc.).

Clerk's Disclaimer of Warranties

By using this service, the user agrees and understands that the Clerk's Office provides no warranties of any kind or nature, express or implied, and specifically disclaims any and all warranties with regard to any computer programs, materials or services in connection with this site. The Clerk's Office diligently strives to maintain accurate, complete and timely data in the on-line databases, but shall not be liable for any consequential, exemplary, incidental or special damages arising from or in connection with data or information accessed via this site.


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