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Online Court Resources
Resources 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 Case Records
Search Winnebago County Circuit Court case records online. A user guide is provided.
Winnebago County Circuit Court Document Requests
Submit an online form to request case documents and background checks from Winnebago County Circuit Court. Fees apply.
Illinois Circuit Court Case Records
Search Circuit Court case records in most Illinois counties online. A menu of participating courts is provided. Individual county searches are free. Some outstanding fines on closed cases, minor traffic fines, amd conservation fines may be paid online. A subscription service is also available for multi-court searches and other features.
Parental Access to Illinois Teen Driving Records
The Illinois Secretary of State provides parents with online access to the driving records of their children.
Dockets, calendars, and other information about court cases
Winnebago County Circuit Court Calendars
Search Winnebago County Circuit Court daily and weekly court calendars online. Click the SCHEDULING tab at the top of the search page to access the calendars. A user guide is provided.
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.
Illinois Attorney General Legal Opinions
Search Illinois Attorney General legal opinions since 1971 by keyword, view the opinions by year, and view the index of opinions.
Forms and related information
Winnebago County Circuit Court Forms
View and download Winnebago County Circuit Court forms by case type and description.
Seventeenth Judicial Circuit Court Forms
View and download forms for use in Circuit Court in Boone and Winnebago Counties.
Illinois Circuit Court Online Forms and Information
Complete Illinois Circuit Court forms using an interactive interview process; completed forms can be saved and printed. Forms may also be downloaded and filled out by hand. Instructions and additional self-help resources are provided.
Illinois Circuit Court Self-Help Forms and Instructions
View and download various forms and instructions for use in Illinois Circuit Courts, in multiple languages. Forms may be filled out online, saved, and printed.
Illinois Estate Tax Forms and Instructions
View and download estate tax forms forms and instructions, from the Illinois Attorney General's Office.
Online fine payments
Pay Winnebago County Circuit Court Fines
Pay Winnebago County Circuit Court fines online. A fee applies.
Pay Illinois Child Support
Pay Illinois child support online, with a choice of payment services. Fees apply.
Self help, legal research, general information
Winnebago County Alternative Dispute Resolution
View information on alternative dispute resolution options available in Winnebago County, including the Alternative Dispute Resolution Center.
Winnebago County Child Support
View information about child support matters in Winnebago County, including payments, change of address, annual service fee, and changes to support orders.
Winnebago County Circuit Court Dissolution Cases
View instructions for filing a dissolution (divorce) case in Winnebago County Circuit Court, with links to forms, service of summons instructions, and a parenting class.
Winnebago County Circuit Court Evictions
View instructions for filing an eviction case in Winnebago County Circuit Court, including links to forms and service of the summons.
Winnebago County Circuit Court Expungement and Sealing
View instructions for filing a petition to expunge or seal criminal records in Winnebago County Circuit Court.
Winnebago County Circuit Court Glossary
View a glossary of legal terms useful in Winnebago County Circuit Court.
Winnebago County Circuit Court Name Changes
View instructions for filing adult and minor name changes in Winnebago County Circuit Court, including links to required forms.
Winnebago County Circuit Court Orders of Protection
View instructions for obtaining an Order of Protection in Winnebago County Circuit Court, including types of orders and where to obtain the forms.
Winnebago County Circuit Court Paternity Cases
View instructions for filing a paternity case in Winnebago County Circuit Court, including types of available form packets and service of the summons.
Winnebago County Circuit Court Probate
View instructions for filing a probate case in Winnebago County Circuit Court, including types of cases and service of the summons.
Winnebago County Circuit Court Small Claims
View instructions for filing a small claims case in Winnebago County Circuit Court, including monetary limit, a link to required forms, and service of the summons.
Winnebago County Circuit Court Traffic Tickets
View instructions for resolving a traffic ticket in Winnebago County Circuit Court, including pleas, fine payments, and traffic school.
Winnebago County Domestic Violence Court
View information about the Winnebago County Domestic Violence Coordinated Courts, which include both civil and criminal matters; the Domestic Violence Assistance Center, which provides assistance with Orders of Protection; and links to area shelters and other resources.
Winnebago County Drug Court
View information about Winnebago County Drug Court, which can set up treatment in lieu of incarceration for some offenders with substance abuse problems.
Winnebago County Law Library
View information on the Winnebago County Law Library, including location, hours, and available materials and services.
Winnebago County Mental Health Court
View information about the Winnebago County Therapeutic Intervention Program, which can set up treatment in lieu of incarceration for some offenders with mental health problems.
Winnebago County State's Attorney Information
The Winnebago County State's Attorney's Office offers information about its Civil Bureau activities including mental health commitments and bad check restitution, information about its Criminal Bureau activities including victim/witness services and mental health court, and answers to frequently asked questions about the criminal justice process and Orders of Protection. Links are under "Additional Pages" on the right side of the page.
Illinois Online Order of Protection and No Contact Order
Complete an online form to file a petition for an Order of Protection, Stalking No Contact Order, or Civil No Contact Order in DeKalb, DuPage, Kendall, LaSalle, McHenry, Will, and Winnebago counties.
Seventeenth Judicial Circuit Court Rules
View the local rules of Circuit Court in Boone and Winnebago Counties.
Seventeenth Judicial Circuit Mediators and Guardians ad Litem
View rosters of court-approved civil and family law mediators, guardians ad litem, and child representatives in Boone and Winnebago Counties.
Seventeenth Judicial Circuit Mortgage Foreclosure Mediation
View information about the Residential Mortgage Foreclosure Mediation Program in Boone and Winnebago Counties, which can help some homeowners avoid foreclosure. Links to forms, a program brochure, and the program website are provided.
Seventeenth Judicial Circuit Self-Help Centers
View information about Legal Self-Help Centers in Boone and Winnebago Counties, which provide information about laws and court procedure in various types of cases including Orders of Protection, divorce, paternity, small claims, foreclosure, name changes, visitation, and child support.
Illinois Child Support
Illinois Division of Child Support Services offers information about available services and procedures, custodial and non-custodial parents, and paternity; application forms and instructions; payment procedures including ways to pay online and view payment history; access to case information; answers to frequently asked questions; and contact information for regional offices.
Illinois Court Rules
View the Illinois Supreme Court Rules governing procedure in the trial courts, including civil, criminal, traffic, general, appeals, and child custody.
Illinois Crime Victim Help
The Illinois Attorney General's Office offers information about programs and services for crime victims, including victims' compensation.
Illinois Domestic Violence Help
The Illinois Attorney General's Office offers information about services available for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. A searchable directory of services by program and county is included. Information about orders of protection and services for crime victims is also provided.
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 Foreclosure Prevention Resources
View resources for preventing foreclosure in Illinois, including local housing counseling agencies, state agencies, and links to legal aid providers.
Illinois Record Expungement and Sealing
View information about expungement and sealing of criminal records in Illinois for adults and juveniles, with links to a downloadable guide, forms, instructions, and additional online resources.
Illinois Self-Help Legal Centers
View contact information for local legal self-help centers, with links to their websites containing additional information and forms.
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 Electronic Filing
View information about electronic filing of court documents, including instructions for filers, answers to frequently asked questions, links to service providers, and a list of Illinois county Circuit Courts that are actively participating in the statewide system.
Illinois Elder Information
The Illinois Attorney General's Office offers information about legal resources available to seniors, and hotlines to report consumer fraud and abuse, neglect or exploitation of seniors.
Browse Illinois Compiled Statutes by table of contents, or select the "Search" option at the top of the page to search by keyword or Public Act name.
Illinois Legal Information
View legal Information on various topics, including family, housing, money and debt, employment, education, benefits, immigration, crime, and traffic.
Illinois Rules of Evidence
View the Illinois Rules of Evidence applicable in court proceedings.
Illinois Self-Help Resources
View Illinois self-help legal information on a variety of topics, including appeals, child support, attorney discipline, free and low-cost legal services, child neglect and abuse, and laws protecting military personnel.
Illinois State Bar Legal Information
The Illinois State Bar Association offers downloadable legal guide brochures on many topics.
Illinois Supreme Court Law Library
View information about the Illinois Supreme Court Law Library, including location, hours, available materials and services, research guides, and an online reference question service.
Illinois Traffic and Driving Laws
View information about Illinois rules of the road, laws related to driving, and traffic offenses.
Legal aid, free services, lawyer referral
Winnebago County Lawyers
Search a directory of Winnebago County Bar Association members, or view the directory by lawyer or firm name in alphabetical order.
Winnebago County Public Defender
View information about the Winnebago County Public Defender office, which provides free criminal defense services to indigent defendants, and in some juvenile matters.
Northern Illinois Free Civil Legal Help
Prairie State Legal Services provides free civil legal services to low-income persons and senior citizens in 36 counties in northern Illinois. Office locations, types of cases and services, eligibility criteria, a grievance procedure, housing publications, and links to additional online resources are included.
Illinois Consumer Protection
The Illinois Attorney General's Office offers information about consumer protection and various types of fraud. Complaint forms and topical publications may be downloaded.
Illinois Public Defenders
View a directory of Illinois local Public Defender offices, which provide free criminal defense services to indigent defendants.
Complaints Against Illinois Attorneys
View information about misconduct complaints against attorneys, provided by the Attorney Registration and Discipline Commission of the Supreme Court of Illinois, including instructions for filing a complaint, the effect on your legal rights, and forms.
Complaints Against Illinois Judges
View information about complaints against Illinois judges, including procedure, answers to frequently asked questions, records of complaints filed, and a downloadable complaint form.
Free Illinois Legal Answers
Income-eligible residents without a lawyer can ask civil legal questions online and receive answers from an Illinois lawyer. The service is free; registration is required.
Illinois Attorney Discipline Records
The Attorney Registration and Discipline Commission of the Supreme Court of Illinois offers an online search of attorney discipline decisions and reports., a link to recently filed decisions and complaints, and rules governing lawyers and judges.
Illinois 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.
Illinois Lawyer Referral and Directory
The Illinois State Bar Association offers a lawyer referral service by telephone and a search of member lawyers by type of practice, keyword, and name..
Search a directory of Illinois lawyers authorized to practice law, and a directory of lawyers not currently authorized to practice.
Illinois Pro Bono Legal Help
View a directory of statewide and county organizations that provide free legal assistance to income-eligible residents.