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Online Court Resources
Resources for the for the Winnebago County Circuit Court as well as online resources applicable to courts generally in Winnebago County, Illinois, and resources applicable to all courts in Illinois.
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Winnebago County Circuit Court Records
Search Winnebago County Circuit Court records by party information, citation number, or case type and number.
Parental Access to Teen Driving Records
The Illinois Secretary of State has created a free search service to allow parents to have online access to the driving records of their child.
Dockets, calendars, and other information about court cases
Winnebago County Circuit Court Calendars
Search Winnebago County Circuit Court daily or weekly court calendars by date. Click "LOG IN" to start, then click the SCHEDULING tab at the top of the page to access the calendars.
Winnebago County Circuit Court Dockets
View Winnebago County Circuit Court civil and criminal dockets for the current day, next day, and day after.
Published opinions and orders
Seventeenth Judicial Circuit Court General Orders
View general orders of Circuit Court in Boone and Winnebago Counties.
Attorney General Legal Opinions
Search Illinois Attorney General legal opinions from 1971 - current.
Forms and related information
Winnebago County Circuit Court Forms
Search Winnebago County Circuit Court forms by form number or description.
Illinois Estate Tax Forms
View and download forms for estate tax matters in Illinois.
Illinois Self Help Forms
Find automated self-help forms by legal practice area and zip code. The form preparation program uses an online interview to create forms and other legal documents.
Online fine payments
Pay Winnebago County Circuit Court Fines
Pay Winnebago County Circuit Court fines online by citation number or case number, and date of birth. A service fee applies.
Self help, legal research, general information
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.
Seventeenth Judicial Circuit Court Rules
View the local rules of Circuit Court in Boone and Winnebago Counties.
Illinois Elder Law Information
View information on assistance available on elder law issues.
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.
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.
Illinois Crime Victim Help
The Illinois Attorney General's Office offers information about programs and services for crime victims, including victims' compensation.
Self-Help Legal Services
View contact information for local legal self-centers, with links to their websites containing additional information and forms.
Foreclosure Prevention Resources
View resources for preventing foreclosure in Illinois, including local housing counseling agencies, state agencies, and links to legal aid providers.
Illinois Traffic and Driving Laws
An online publication of "Illinois Rules of the Road" from the Illinois Secretary of State.
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 Self Help Resources
View Illinois courts self help information on a variety of topics, including child support, attorney discipline, free and low-cost legal services, and laws protecting military personnel.
Illinois Rules of Evidence
View rules of evidence for court appearances in Illinois courts.
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 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.
Legal aid, free services, lawyer referral
Winnebago County Public Defender
View information on the Winnebago County Public Defender's office, which provides free legal representation to indigent persons in certain cases.
Northern Illinois Free Civil Legal Help
View information on free civil legal help available to low-income persons and senior citizens in Northern Illinois for certain kinds of civil cases.
Illinois Pro Bono Legal Help
View information on pro bono help available in certain Illinois counties for various legal issues, including Civil Rights and Elder/Disability legal issues in Chicago.
Illinois Consumer Protection
The Illinois Attorney General's Office offers information about consumer protection, bank foreclosure settlement, and various types of fraud. Complaint forms and topical publications may be downloaded.
Help for Problems with Lawyers
View information from the American Bar Association on how to handle disputes with attorneys.
Illinois State Bar Association Lawyer Referral Services
The Illinois State Bar Association offers a lawyer referral service and links to local bar association referral services. Initial 1/2 hour appointment with a referred attorney given at a reduced rate.
Search for an attorney by field of practice and county.
Illinois Attorney Discipline Records
The Attorney Registration and Discipline Commission of the Supreme Court of Illinois offers an online search service of attorney discipline records and reports. Search by name, case number, disposition, document type and other criteria.
Lawyer Referral Services and Free Legal Services
The Chicago Bar Association offers a statewide lawyer referral service online and by telephone, a call-in program for legal information, a wills program for senior citizens and an in-court criminal defense referral service.
Free and Low-Cost Legal Assistance
Search by legal problem and zip code for organizations in your area that provide free or low-cost legal services, and for additional resources and forms related to your problem. An online Live Help service, video library, and information in Spanish and Polish are also provided.
File Complaints Against Illinois Attorneys
The Illinois Attorney Registration and Discipline Commission provides information about how to make a complaint about the conduct of an attorney.