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The Guide to Illinois Courts

Self Help and Legal Research


 

This page provides information about Self Help and Legal Research resources in Illinois. Links are grouped by those that cover courts statewide, for multiple counties, and then by individual county.
 

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Please select a Illinois county below to view directory of all courts with links to court record resources for each court. Find Illinois court pages by Town or Zip Code. Select a Illinois court resource category to view all links statewide. Go to the court records pages for another state.
 


Illinois - Statewide Self Help and Legal Research
Illinois State Laws
Search Illinois State laws by chapter number, or select the search option at the top of page to search by keyword or Public Act name.
Illinois Legal Information
Legal Information on a wide variety of topics, including Accidents and Injuries, Copyright Law, Family Law, Criminal Law, Housing, Landlord-Tenant, Civil Rights, Consumer Law, Immigration, Wills and Probate, Guardianship, Juvenile Law, Traffic and other legal issues, including general information about going to court.
Illinois Self Help Resources
View Illinois self help court related information on a variety of topics, including child support, attorney discipline, free and low-cost legal services and laws protecting military personnel.
Court of Claims Filing Information
Information related to filing requirements, forms and fees.
Illinois Traffic and Driving Laws
An online publication of "Illinois Rules of the Road" from the Illinois Secretary of State.
Administrative Office of the Illinois Courts
Contact information with a link to AOIC divisions, including court services and probation services.
Illinois Child Support Services
View Illinois Child Support Enforcement information and services related to child support, including answers to frequently asked questions, paternity, online forms and contact information for regional offices.
Illinois State Bar Legal Information
The Illinois State Bar Association offers legal information about a variety of topics, and downloadable legal guide pamphlets.
Illinois Rules of Evidence
View rules of evidence for court appearances in Illinois courts.
Illinois Elder Law Information
View information on assistance available on elder law issues.
Illinois Foreclosure Prevention Information
View information on avoiding residential foreclosure in Illinois, including housing counseling and legal resources.
Court Of Claims Rules and Statutes
View rules and statutes that apply to filing cases in Illinois Court of Claims.
Southern Illinois Law Library Resources
View information available to the public from the Southern Illinois University Law School library, including self-help guides and research guidance.
Self-Help Legal Services
View contact information for local legal self-centers, with links to their websites containing additional information and forms.
Illinois Domestic Violence Resources
The Illinois Coalition Against Domestic Violence offers links to services for victims of domestic violence, including local resources by county.
Illinois Domestic Violence Help
The Illinois Attorney General's Office offers information about services available for victims of domestic violence. A searchable directory of services by program and county is included.
Illinois Crime Victim Help
The Illinois Attorney General's Office offers information about programs and services for crime victims, including victims' compensation.
Illinois Multiple County Self Help and Legal Research
Fourth Judicial Circuit Court Mediation
Search mediation information for courts in the 4th Judicial Circuit Courts.
Second Judicial Circuit Court Mediation
View information on 2nd Judicial Circuit Court mediation.
Illinois Electronic Filing
View information on filing court documents electronically in selected Illinois counties.
Fourth Judicial Circuit Court Self-Help Information
Search available self-help information on a variety of legal topics for use in the 4th Judicial Circuit Courts.
Obtain an Order of Protection Online
DeKalb, DuPage, Kendall, LaSalle, McHenry, and Will counties offer an online system to obtain an Order of Protection.
Second Judicial Circuit Court Rules
View local rules for use in the 2nd Judicial Circuit Court.
Sixth Judicial Circuit Court Rules
View local rules for the 6th Judicial Circuit Courts.
Twenty-first Judicial Circuit Court Rules
View local rules for use in the 21st Judicial Circuit Courts.
Fourth Judicial Circuit Court Rules
View local rules for use in the 4th Judicial Circuit Courts.
Fifteenth Judicial Circuit Court Rules
View local rules for the 15th Judicial Circuit Courts.
Seventeenth Judicial Circuit Court Rules
View local rules for the 17th Judicial Circuit Courts.
Ninth Judicial Circuit Court Rules
View local rules for use in the 9th Judicial Circuit Courts.
First Judicial Circuit Court Rules
View local rules for the 1st Judicial Circuit Courts.
Thirteenth Judicial Circuit Court Rules
View local rules for the 13th Judicial Circuit Courts.
Twenty-third Judicial Circuit Court Rules
View local rules for the 23rd Judicial Circuit Courts.
Tenth Judicial Circuit Court Rules
View local rules for use in the 10th Judicial Circuit Courts.
Fourteenth Judicial Circuit Legal Self-Help Center
The Self-Help Center offers general information, provides legal forms, and assists with legal research in the 14th Judicial Circuit Courts.
Bureau County - Self Help and Legal Research Resources
Bureau County Expungement Information
View information about expunging certain records from the Bureau County Circuit Court.
Bureau County Teen Court
The Bureau County Teen Court (BCTC) is a voluntary alternative to the criminal justice system for young offenders who have committed a first time offense.
Champaign County - Self Help and Legal Research Resources
Champaign County Law Library
View information regarding Champaign County Law Library, which is open to the public for legal research.
Clark County - Self Help and Legal Research Resources
Clark County Law Library
View information on Clark County Law Library, which is open to the general public for legal research.
Cook County - Self Help and Legal Research Resources
Cook County Unclaimed Child Support Checks
Search Cook County Circuit Court for Unclaimed Child Support Payments by case number or name.
Cook County Circuit Court Self-Help Information
Search available Cook County Circuit Court self-help information on a variety of legal topics.
Cook County Circuit Court Services and Resources
View and download Cook County Circuit Court service and resource brochures.
Cook County Court Terms and Definitions
Search Cook County Court terms and definitions by court division, court term or definition.
Cook County Circuit Court - County Division Information
View self-help information on various case types filed in the County Division of Cook County Circuit Court, including adoption, name change, and emancipation.
Cook County Expungement Information
View information on clearing your record of criminal or traffic arrests and convictions.
Cook County Circuit Court Rules
View local rules of the Cook County Circuit Court.
Cook County Law Library
View information about Cook County Law Library, which is open to the general public for legal research.
Dupage County - Self Help and Legal Research Resources
DuPage County Law Library
View information on DuPage County Law Library, which is open to the general public for legal research.
Jersey County - Self Help and Legal Research Resources
Jersey County Divorce Information
View information on different divorce options available in Jersey County Circuit Court.
Jersey County Small Claims Information
View information on filing a small claims case in Jersey County.
Jo Daviess County - Self Help and Legal Research Resources
Jo Daviess Circuit Court Rules
View local rules of Jo Daviess Circuit Court.
Kane County - Self Help and Legal Research Resources
Kane County Law Library & Self-Help Legal Center
View information regarding Kane County Law Library and Self-Help Legal Center, which provides legal information and assistance free of charge to the public.
Sixteenth Judicial Circuit Court Rules
View the local rules of the 16th Judicial Circuit Court.
Kane County Drug Court
View information about Kane County Drug Rehabilitation Court, which can set up a treatment program in lieu of jail for some offenders.
Kendall County - Self Help and Legal Research Resources
Kendall County Divorce Information
View information on obtaining a divorce in Kendall County, including different filing options.
La Salle County - Self Help and Legal Research Resources
LaSalle County Protection Order Information
View information on obtaining a domestic violence Protection Order in LaSalle County.
LaSalle County Small Claims Guide
View and download a guide to filing small claims cases in LaSalle County.
Lake County - Self Help and Legal Research Resources
Lake County Circuit Court Legal Self-Help Center
Search self-help information for small claims, divorce, family court, probate and traffic court and legal forms.
Lake County Law Library
View information regarding Lake County Law Library, which is open to the general public for legal research.
Lake County Arbitration and Mediation
View information on alternative dispute resolution options in Lake County Circuit Court.
Lake County Circuit Court Guides
View informational brochures from the Lake County Circuit Court on issues such as guardianship and foreclosure.
Lake County Circuit Court Rules
View local rules for use in Lake County Circuit Court.
Lee County - Self Help and Legal Research Resources
Lee County Traffic Citation Information
View information about how Lee County traffic citations are handled by the Circuit Court. Information includes court costs, how to pay citations as well as how long ticket information remains on a driving record.
Madison County - Self Help and Legal Research Resources
Madison County Law Library
The Madison County Law Library is open to the public for legal research, and houses a Legal Self-Help Center to provide forms and access to legal information at no charge.
Madison County Treatment Courts Information
View information on treatment courts offered in Madison County as an alternative to criminal court, including Veteran's Court, Drug Court, and Mental Health Court.
Madison County Circuit Court Rules
View local rules of Madison County Circuit Court.
Madison County Small Claims
View information about small claims cases in Madison County Circuit Court, including monetary limits, preparation and procedural assistance, and links to forms.
Madison County Circuit Court Legal Self-Help Center
View information about the Legal Self-Help Center located in the Madison County Law Library, which is staffed by a library clerk to answer general questions, provide legal forms, and assist with research at no charge to the public.
McHenry County - Self Help and Legal Research Resources
Twenty-second Judicial Circuit Court Rules
View local rules for use in the 22nd Judicial Circuit Courts.
McHenry County Circuit Court Legal Terminology
Search definitions for legal terms commonly used in McHenry County Circuit Courts.
Peoria County - Self Help and Legal Research Resources
Peoria County Family Law Mediation
View information on cour-ordered mediation in family law cases in Peoria County Circuit Court.
Peoria County Law Library
View information on Peoria County Law Library, which is open to the general public for legal research.
Peoria County Circuit Court Legal Self-Help Center
The Legal Self-Help Center is located in the Peoria County Courthouse Law Library, and offers general information, provides legal forms, and assists with legal research.
Rock Island County - Self Help and Legal Research Resources
Rock Island County Small Claims Information
View information on filing a small claims case in Rock Island County, including definitions of legal terms.
Rock Island County Record Expungement
View information on how to expunge an adult or juvenile criminal record.
Rock Island County Legal Self-Help Center
View information about the Rock Island County Legal Self-Help Legal Center, which provides legal information and assistance free of charge to the public.
Rock Island County Law Library
View information about Rock Island County Law Library, which is open to the general public for legal research.
Sangamon County - Self Help and Legal Research Resources
Sangamon County Law Library
View information on the Sangamon County Law Library, which is open to the general public for legal research.
Seventh Judicial Circuit Family Court Rules
View and download 7th Judicial Circuit Family Court rules.
Seventh Judicial Circuit Probate Court Rules
View and download 7th Judicial Circuit Probate Court rules.
Will County - Self Help and Legal Research Resources
Will County Circuit Court Rules
View local rules for use in Will County Circuit Court.
Will County Mental Health Court
View information from the Will County Office of Public Defender about the Will County Mental Health Court, which can set up a treatment program in lieu of jail for some offenders.
Will County Drug Court
View information from the Will County Office of Public Defender about the Will County Drug Court, which can set up a treatment program in lieu of jail for some offenders.
Will County Veterans Court
View information from the Will County Office of Public Defender about the Will County Veterans Court, which offers military personnel (past or present) alternatives to criminal adjudication based upon the unique circumstances and experiences of veterans.
Will County Small Claims Information
View information about small claims cases in Will County, including an overview of the process, an informational booklet, preparation assistance, and links to fees and forms.
Winnebago County - Self Help and Legal Research Resources
Winnebago County Law Library
View information on the Winnebago County Law Library, which is open to the general public for legal research.
Winnebago County Circuit Court Specialty Courts
View information on Drug Court and Mental Health Court options available in Winnebago County.
Winnebago County Alternative Dispute Resolution
View information on alternative dispute resolution options available in Winnebago County, including the Alternative Dispute Resolution Center.

 

 
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