As of July 1, 2018, E-Filing became mandatory in Illinois for all Civil Areas (except Quasi-Criminal, Housing and Wills). The Illinois Supreme Court mandated Cook County to Utilize the Statewide Electronic Filing System (eFileIL) for Civil Case Filings in Cook County - Illinois Supreme Court Order M.R. 18368. E-Filing will streamline the process for filing documents, generating long-term cost savings.
The initial implementation of the ResearchIL application promotes the use of electronic court documents and prepares for a remote public access application, which will provide attorneys and the public a central location to access all court documents. ResearchIL is the cross-jurisdictional portal that allows remote access to documents filed in the other counties with the State.