The Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County provides on-line case information as a public service. This service is intended to be used as a resource to determine the general status of historical and active court cases. The information is not the official record of the court.
The case data available on-line is the electronic docket which contains brief summaries of court documents and court events in a particular case. The electronic docket 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 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 of the Circuit Court.
Based on the procedures used to update the electronic docket search databases, it may sometimes take a few days before updated information is available through the on-line electronic docket search function.
Please note: Neither the Circuit Court of Cook County nor the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County warrants the accuracy, completeness, or the currency of this data. This data is not an official record of the Court or the Clerk and may not be represented as an official court record. If data does not appear in a specific field, we likely do not have the responsive data in our master database.
If you are looking for information on a very recent court filing or event, please check the Circuit Court Clerk's Public Access Terminals located in the courthouses or try the on-line system at later date.
For information about accessing and using the Circuit Court Clerk’s Public Access Terminals, please review the following: