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Illinois is divided into 23 judicial circuits, or court systems, for administrative purposes. Each of the 102 counties within the State of Illinois also has a circuit clerk whose duties, among others, is to maintain all court records, court files, and receipt of funds paid as a result of the court cases handled by the judges.

To learn more about your county's court system and eviction procedure, check the links provided.

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Web

Adams ............................... www.co.adams.il.us/
Circuit Clerk www.co.adams.il.us/circuit_clerk/index.htm
8th Judicial Circuit Delayed www.co.adams.il.us/courts/index.htm
Sheriff www.co.adams.il.us/sheriff/index.htm

Alexander ...............................
Circuit Clerk
1st Judicial Circuit Immediate www.circuitclerk.co.jackson.il.us/
Sheriff

Bond ...............................
Circuit Clerk www.johnkking.com/ (private site)
3rd Judicial Circuit Delayed http://www.co.madison.il.us/CircuitCourt/CircuitCourt.shtml
Sheriff

Boone ............................... www.boonecountyil.org/
Circuit Clerk http://www.boonecountyil.org/department/circuitclerk

17th Judicial Circuit 

http://www.illinois17th.com/

Sheriff www.boonecountyil.org/sheriff/sheriff.htm

Brown ...............................
Circuit Clerk
8th Judicial Circuit Delayed www.co.adams.il.us/courts/index.htm

Sheriff

Bureau ...............................
Circuit Clerk www.bccirclk.gov
13th Judicial Circuit Delayed www.lasallecounty.com/chief_judge.htm
Sheriff www.bureaucountysheriff.org/

Calhoun ...............................
Circuit Clerk
8th Judicial Circuit Delayed www.co.adams.il.us/courts/index.htm
Sheriff

Carroll
Circuit Clerk
15th Judicial Circuit Immediate www.15thjudicialcircuit.com/
Sheriff

Cass ...............................
Circuit Clerk
8th Judicial Circuit Delayed www.co.adams.il.us/courts/index.htm
Sheriff

Champaign ............................... www.co.champaign.il.us/
Circuit Clerk www.cccircuitclerk.com/
6th Judicial Circuit Delayed http://ccourt.co.macon.il.us/
Sheriff www.co.champaign.il.us/shoff/sheriff.htm

Christian ............................... http://www.christiancountyil.com/
Circuit Clerk http://www.christiancountyil.com/circuit.htm
4th Judicial Circuit Delayed http://www.fourthcircuitil.com/news/10_1.php
Sheriff

Clark ............................... www.clarkcountyil.org/
Circuit Clerk www.clarkcountyil.org/circuit_clerk.htm
5th Judicial Circuit Delayed http://www.clarkcountyil.org/circuit_court.htm
Sheriff www.clarkcountyil.org/sheriff.htm

Clay ...............................
Circuit Clerk www.montgomeryco.com/fourthcir/clerk.htm
4th Judicial Circuit Delayed www.montgomeryco.com/fourthcir/
Sheriff

Clinton ............................... www.clintonco.org/
Circuit Clerk www.montgomeryco.com/fourthcir/clerk.htm
4th Judicial Circuit Delayed www.montgomeryco.com/fourthcir/
Sheriff www.clintonco.org/sheriff_county.htm

Coles ............................... www.co.coles.il.us/
Circuit Clerk www.judici.com/courts/index.jsp?court=IL015025J
5th Judicial Circuit Delayed www.clarkcountyil.org/circuit_court.htm
Sheriff

Cook ............................... www.co.cook.il.us/
Circuit Clerk www.cookcountyclerkofcourt.org/
Cook Judicial Circuit Immediate www.cookcountycourt.org/
Sheriff www.cookcountysheriff.org/

Crawford ............................... www.crawfordcountycentral.com/
Circuit Clerk www.crawfordcountycentral.com/circuitclerk/index.htm
2nd Judicial Circuit Immediate www.illinoissecondcircuit.info/
Sheriff www.crawfordcountycentral.com/sheriff/index.htm

Cumberland ...............................
Circuit Clerk
5th Judicial Circuit Delayed www.clarkcountyil.org/circuit_court.htm
Sheriff

De Kalb ............................... www.dekalbcounty.org/
Circuit Clerk www.dekalbcounty.org/CirClrk/circuit_clerk.html
16th Judicial Circuit Delayed www.co.kane.il.us/judicial/index.htm
Sheriff www.dekalbcounty.org/Sheriff/sheriff.html

Dewitt ............................... www.dewittcountyill.com/main.html
Circuit Clerk
6th Judicial Circuit Delayed http://ccourt.co.macon.il.us/
Sheriff www.dewittsheriff.com/

Douglas ...............................
Circuit Clerk
6th Judicial Circuit Delayed ccourt.co.macon.il.us/
Sheriff www.douglascountysheriff.com

Du Page ............................... www.dupageco.org/
Circuit Clerk www.dupageco.org/courtclerk/
18th Judicial Circuit Immediate www.dupageco.org/courts/
Sheriff www.dupageco.org/sheriff

Edgar ............................... www.edgarcounty-il.gov/
Circuit Clerk www.edgarcounty-il.gov/circclerk/index.html
5th Judicial Circuit Delayed www.clarkcountyil.org/circuit_court.htm
Sheriff www.edgarcounty-il.gov/cntysheriff/index.html

Edwards ...............................
Circuit Clerk www.illinoissecondcircuit.info/Personnel/Circuit_Clerks/circuit_clerks.html
2nd Judicial Circuit Immediate www.illinoissecondcircuit.info/
Sheriff

Effingham ............................... www.co.effingham.il.us/
Circuit Clerk www.co.effingham.il.us/circuitclerk.html
4th Judicial Circuit Delayed www.montgomeryco.com/fourthcir/
Sheriff www.co.effingham.il.us/sheriff.html

Fayette ...............................
Circuit Clerk www.montgomeryco.com/fourthcir/clerk.htm
4th Judicial Circuit Delayed www.montgomeryco.com/fourthcir/
Sheriff

Ford ............................... http://fordcountyil.org/government.htm
Circuit Clerk
11th Judicial Circuit www.mcleancountyil.gov/circuitcourt/
Sheriff

Franklin ............................... www.franklincountyil.org
Circuit Clerk www.illinoissecondcircuit.info/Personnel/Circuit_Clerks/circuit_clerks.html
2nd Judicial Circuit Immediate www.illinoissecondcircuit.info/
Sheriff

Fulton ...............................
Circuit Clerk www.9thjudicial.org/Fulton/CircuitClerk/mainCircuitClerkFulton.htm
9th Judicial Circuit www.9thjudicial.org/
Sheriff www.9thjudicial.org/Fulton/CountySheriff/mainCountySheriffFulton.htm

Gallatin ...............................
Circuit Clerk www.illinoissecondcircuit.info/Personnel/Circuit_Clerks/circuit_clerks.html
2nd Judicial Circuit Immediate www.illinoissecondcircuit.info/
Sheriff

Greene ...............................
Circuit Clerk
7th Judicial Circuit Delayed www.co.sangamon.il.us/Court/
Sheriff

Grundy ............................... www.grundyco.org
Circuit Clerk www.grundyco.org/circlk/circlk.htm
13th Judicial Circuit Delayed www.lasallecounty.com/chief_judge.htm
Sheriff www.grundycountysheriff.com

Hamilton ...............................
Circuit Clerk www.illinoissecondcircuit.info/Personnel/Circuit_Clerks/circuit_clerks.html
2nd Judicial Circuit Immediate www.illinoissecondcircuit.info/
Sheriff

Hancock ...............................
Circuit Clerk www.9thjudicial.org/Hancock/CircuitClerk/mainCircuitClerkHancock.htm
9th Judicial Circuit www.9thjudicial.org/
Sheriff www.9thjudicial.org/Hancock/CountySheriff/mainCountySheriffHancock.htm

Hardin ...............................
Circuit Clerk www.illinoissecondcircuit.info/Personnel/Circuit_Clerks/circuit_clerks.html
2nd Judicial Circuit Immediate www.illinoissecondcircuit.info/
Sheriff

Henderson ...............................
Circuit Clerk www.9thjudicial.org/Henderson/CircuitClerk/mainCircuitClerkHenderson.htm
9th Judicial Circuit www.9thjudicial.org/
Sheriff www.9thjudicial.org/Henderson/CountySheriff/mainCountySheriffHenderson.htm

Henry ............................... www.henrycty.com/
Circuit Clerk www.henrycty.com/codepartments/CircuitClerk/index.html
14th Judicial Circuit Delayed
Sheriff www.henrycty.com/sheriff/

Iroquois ............................... www.iroquois-co.com
Circuit Clerk
21st Judicial Circuit Delayed www.prairienet.org/21jcc/21st.htm
Sheriff

Jackson ............................... www.co.jackson.il.us/
Circuit Clerk www.circuitclerk.co.jackson.il.us/CircuitClerk.htm
1st Judicial Circuit Immediate www.circuitclerk.co.jackson.il.us/
Sheriff www.co.jackson.il.us/elected/sheriff.htm

Jasper ...............................
Circuit Clerk www.montgomeryco.com/fourthcir/clerk.htm
4th Judicial Circuit Delayed www.montgomeryco.com/fourthcir/
Sheriff

Jefferson ............................... www.jeffil.us/
Circuit Clerk www.illinoissecondcircuit.info/Personnel/Circuit_Clerks/circuit_clerks.html
2nd Judicial Circuit Immediate www.illinoissecondcircuit.info/
Sheriff

Jersey ...............................
Circuit Clerk
7th Judicial Circuit Delayed www.co.sangamon.il.us/Court/
Sheriff

Jo Daviess ............................... www.jodaviess.org/
Circuit Clerk www.jodaviess.org/index.asp?Type=B_BASIC&SEC={0363DEF2-42F1-4DE5-A8A5-5C01B81E8655}
15th Judicial Circuit Immediate www.15thjudicialcircuit.com/
Sheriff http://www.jodaviess.org/index.asp?Type=B_BASIC&SEC={1A217F5A-B778-4DDD-916A-AFF74DC7A9B4}

Johnson ...............................
Circuit Clerk
1st Judicial Circuit Immediate www.circuitclerk.co.jackson.il.us/
Sheriff

Kane ............................... www.co.kane.il.us/
Circuit Clerk www.cic.co.kane.il.us/
16th Judicial Circuit Delayed www.co.kane.il.us/judicial/index.htm
Sheriff www.kanesheriff.com/

Kankakee ............................... www.k3county.net/
Circuit Clerk www.k3county.net/circuitclerk.htm
21st Judicial Circuit Delayed www.prairienet.org/21jcc/21st.htm
Sheriff www.kankakeecountysheriff.com/

Kendall ............................... www.co.kendall.il.us/
Circuit Clerk www.co.kendall.il.us/circuitclerk/index.htm
16th Judicial Circuit Delayed www.co.kane.il.us/judicial/index.htm
Sheriff www.co.kendall.il.us/sheriff/index.htm

Knox ............................... www.knoxcountyil.com/
Circuit Clerk www.9thjudicial.org/Knox/CircuitClerk/mainCircuitClerkKnox.htm
9th Judicial Circuit www.9thjudicial.org
Sheriff www.9thjudicial.org/Knox/CountySheriff/mainCountySheriffKnox.htm

La Salle ............................... www.lasallecounty.org/
Circuit Clerk www.lasallecounty.com/
13th Judicial Circuit Delayed www.lasallecounty.com/chief_judge.htm
Sheriff www.lasallecounty.org/sheriff/index.htm

Lake ............................... http://www.lakecountyil.gov/default.htm
Circuit Clerk http://www.lakecountyil.gov/CircuitClerk/Default.htm
19th Judicial Circuit Delayed www.19thcircuitcourt.state.il.us/
Sheriff http://www.lakecountyil.gov/Sheriff/default.htm

Lawrence ............................... www.lawrencecountyillinois.com/government.html
Circuit Clerk www.illinoissecondcircuit.info/Personnel/Circuit_Clerks/circuit_clerks.html
2nd Judicial Circuit Immediate www.illinoissecondcircuit.info/
Sheriff

Lee ............................... www.countyoflee.org/
Circuit Clerk www.countyoflee.org/circuit_clerk/circuit_clerk_main.html
15th Judicial Circuit Immediate www.15thjudicialcircuit.com/
Sheriff

Livingston ............................... www.livingstoncounty-il.org/
Circuit Clerk www.livingstoncounty-il.org/Circuit_Clerk.htm
11th Judicial Circuit www.mcleancountyil.gov/circuitcourt/
Sheriff www.livingstoncounty-il.org/Sheriff.htm

Logan ............................... www.co.logan.il.us/
Circuit Clerk www.co.logan.il.us/circuit_clerk/
11th Judicial Circuit www.mcleancountyil.gov/circuitcourt/
Sheriff

Macon ...............................
Circuit Clerk www.cclerk.co.macon.il.us/
6th Judicial Circuit Delayed http://ccourt.co.macon.il.us/
Sheriff www.sheriff-macon-il.us/

Macoupin ............................... www.macoupincountyonline.net/
Circuit Clerk www.macoupincountyonline.net/Directories&Info/CourthouseDirectory.html
7th Judicial Circuit Delayed www.co.sangamon.il.us/Court/
Sheriff www.macoupincountyonline.net/Directories&Info/CountyOfficeDirectory.html

Madison ............................... www.co.madison.il.us/
Circuit Clerk www.co.madison.il.us/CircuitClerk/CircuitClerk.htm
3rd Judicial Circuit Delayed http://www.co.madison.il.us/CircuitCourt/CircuitCourt.shtml
Sheriff www.co.madison.il.us/Sheriff/Sheriff.htm

Marion ...............................
Circuit Clerk www.montgomeryco.com/fourthcir/clerk.htm
4th Judicial Circuit Delayed www.montgomeryco.com/fourthcir/
Sheriff

Marshall ............................... www.co.marshall.il.us/
Circuit Clerk
10th Judicial Circuit
Sheriff

Mason ............................... www.masoncountyil.org/
Circuit Clerk www.masoncountyil.org/circuitc.html
8th Judicial Circuit Delayed www.co.adams.il.us/courts/index.htm
Sheriff www.mcsoil.org/

Massac ...............................
Circuit Clerk
1st Judicial Circuit Immediate www.circuitclerk.co.jackson.il.us/
Sheriff

McDonough ...............................
Circuit Clerk www.9thjudicial.org/McDonough/CircuitClerk/mainCircuitClerkMcdonough.htm
9th Judicial Circuit www.9thjudicial.org/
Sheriff www.9thjudicial.org/McDonough/CountySheriff/mainCountySheriffMcdonough.htm

McHenry ............................... www.co.mchenry.il.us/
Circuit Clerk www.co.mchenry.il.us/common/CountyDpt/Circuit/default.asp
22nd Judicial Circuit  Delayed www.co.mchenry.il.us/22Circuit/default.asp
Sheriff www.co.mchenry.il.us/CountyDpt/sheriff/default.asp

McLean ............................... http://mcleancountyil.gov/
Circuit Clerk http://mcleancountyil.gov/CircuitClerk/
11th Judicial Circuit www.mcleancountyil.gov/circuitcourt/
Sheriff www.co.mclean.il.us/sheriff/

Menard ............................... www.menardil.com/ (Tourism Council site)
Circuit Clerk
8th Judicial Circuit Delayed www.co.adams.il.us/courts/index.htm
Sheriff

Mercer ............................... www.mercercountyil.org/
Circuit Clerk
14th Judicial Circuit Delayed
Sheriff

Monroe ...............................
Circuit Clerk
20th Judicial Circuit Delayed
Sheriff

Montgomery ............................... www.montgomeryco.com/
Circuit Clerk www.montgomeryco.com/fourthcir/clerk.htm
4th Judicial Circuit Delayed http://www.fourthcircuitil.com/
Sheriff www.montgomeryco.com/sheriff.htm

Morgan ............................... www.morgancounty-il.com/
Circuit Clerk www.morgancounty-il.com/cir_clerk.htm
7th Judicial Circuit Delayed www.co.sangamon.il.us/Court/
Sheriff www.morgancounty-il.com/sheriff.htm

Moultrie ...............................
Circuit Clerk www.circuit-clerk.moultrie.il.us/
6th Judicial Circuit Delayed http://ccourt.co.macon.il.us/
Sheriff

Ogle ............................... http://oglecounty.org/
Circuit Clerk oglecounty.org/marty/circuitclerk.html
15th Judicial Circuit Immediate www.15thjudicialcircuit.com/
Sheriff www.oglecountysheriff.org/

Peoria ............................... www.co.peoria.il.us/               www.peoriacounty.org
Circuit Clerk www.co.peoria.il.us/display.php?dept=circuitClerk&page=index
10th Judicial Circuit www.peoriacounty.org/display.php?section=courts
Sheriff www.peoriacounty.org/sheriff.php?dept=sheriff&page=index/

Perry ............................... www.perrycountyil.org/
Circuit Clerk
20th Judicial Circuit Delayed
Sheriff www.perrycountyil.org/sheriff/

Piatt ............................... www.piattcounty.org/
Circuit Clerk
6th Judicial Circuit Delayed ccourt.co.macon.il.us/
Sheriff

Pike ............................... www.pikeil.org/ (Chamber of Commerce site)
Circuit Clerk
8th Judicial Circuit Delayed www.co.adams.il.us/courts/index.htm
Sheriff

Pope ............................... www.popeco.net/government/index.html
Circuit Clerk
1st Judicial Circuit Immediate www.circuitclerk.co.jackson.il.us/
Sheriff

Pulaski ...............................
Circuit Clerk
1st Judicial Circuit Immediate www.circuitclerk.co.jackson.il.us/
Sheriff

Putnam ...............................
Circuit Clerk
10th Judicial Circuit
Sheriff

Randolph ............................... www.randolphco.org/gov/
Circuit Clerk www.randolphco.org/gov/elected/office.cfm?officeid=12
20th Judicial Circuit Delayed www.randolphco.org/gov/judicial/index.cfm
Sheriff www.randolphco.org/gov/elected/office.cfm?officeid=23

Richland ...............................
Circuit Clerk www.illinoissecondcircuit.info/Personnel/Circuit_Clerks/circuit_clerks.html
2nd Judicial Circuit Immediate www.illinoissecondcircuit.info/
Sheriff

Rock Island ............................... www.co.rock-island.il.us/
Circuit Clerk www.ricountyclerk.org/CirClk.aspx?id=278
14th Judicial Circuit Delayed
Sheriff http://www.co.rock-island.il.us/Sheriff.aspx?ID=363

Saint Clair ............................... www.co.st-clair.il.us/
Circuit Clerk www.co.st-clair.il.us/Departments/Circuit+Clerk+Department/default.htm
20th Judicial Circuit Delayed
Sheriff www.sheriff.co.st-clair.il.us/     [Guide for Litigants]: www.sheriff.co.st-clair.il.us/evict.asp

Saline ...............................
Circuit Clerk
1st Judicial Circuit Immediate www.circuitclerk.co.jackson.il.us/
Sheriff

Sangamon ............................... www.co.sangamon.il.us/
Circuit Clerk www.sangamoncountycircuitclerk.org/
7th Judicial Circuit Delayed www.co.sangamon.il.us/Court/
Sheriff http://sheriff.co.sangamon.il.us/

Schuyler ...............................
Circuit Clerk
8th Judicial Circuit Delayed www.co.adams.il.us/courts/index.htm
Sheriff

Scott ...............................
Circuit Clerk
7th Judicial Circuit Delayed www.co.sangamon.il.us/Court/
Sheriff

Shelby ...............................
Circuit Clerk www.montgomeryco.com/fourthcir/clerk.htm
4th Judicial Circuit Delayed www.montgomeryco.com/fourthcir/
Sheriff

Stark ...............................
Clerk
10th Judicial Circuit
Sheriff

Stephenson ............................... www.co.stephenson.il.us/
Circuit Clerk www.co.stephenson.il.us/circuitclerk/
15th Judicial Circuit Immediate www.15thjudicialcircuit.com/
Sheriff www.co.stephenson.il.us/sheriff/

Tazewell ............................... www.tazewell.com/
Clerk
10th Judicial Circuit
Sheriff

Union ............................... www.shawneeheartland.com/ (Chamber of Commerce site)
Circuit Clerk
1st Judicial Circuit Immediate www.circuitclerk.co.jackson.il.us/
Sheriff

Vermilion ............................... www.co.vermilion.il.us/
Circuit Clerk www.co.vermilion.il.us/circlk.htm
5th Judicial Circuit Delayed www.clarkcountyil.org/circuit_court.htm
Sheriff www.vermilionsheriff.org/

Wabash ...............................
Circuit Clerk www.illinoissecondcircuit.info/Personnel/Circuit_Clerks/circuit_clerks.html
2nd Judicial Circuit Immediate www.illinoissecondcircuit.info/
Sheriff

Warren ............................... www.warrencountyil.com/
Clerk www.9thjudicial.org/Warren/CircuitClerk/mainCircuitClerkWarren.htm
9th Judicial Circuit www.9thjudicial.org/
Sheriff www.9thjudicial.org/Warren/CountySheriff/mainCountySheriffWarren.htm

Washington ...............................
Circuit Clerk
20th Judicial Circuit Delayed
Sheriff

Wayne ...............................
Circuit Clerk www.illinoissecondcircuit.info/Personnel/Circuit_Clerks/circuit_clerks.html
2nd Judicial Circuit Immediate www.illinoissecondcircuit.info/
Sheriff

White ............................... www.whitecounty-il.gov/
Circuit Clerk www.illinoissecondcircuit.info/Personnel/Circuit_Clerks/circuit_clerks.html
2nd Judicial Circuit Immediate www.illinoissecondcircuit.info/
Sheriff www.whitecounty-il.gov/departments/sheriff.asp

Whiteside ............................... www.whiteside.org/
Circuit Clerk www.whiteside.org/index.php?module=pagesetter&func=viewpub&tid=3&pid=0
14th Judicial Circuit Delayed
Sheriff

Will ............................... www.willcountyillinois.com
Circuit Clerk www.willcountycircuitcourt.com/
12th Judicial Circuit Delayed www.willcountycourts.com/
Sheriff www.willcosheriff.org/

Williamson ...............................
Circuit Clerk
1st Judicial Circuit Immediate www.circuitclerk.co.jackson.il.us/
Sheriff

Winnebago ............................... www.co.winnebago.il.us/
Circuit Clerk www.cc.co.winnebago.il.us/
17th Judicial Circuit www.co.winnebago.il.us/judicial_court/default.htm
Sheriff www.winnebagosheriff.com/           www.sheriff.co.winnebago.il.us

Woodford ...............................
Circuit Clerk
11th Judicial Circuit www.mcleancountyil.gov/circuitcourt/
Sheriff http://home.mchsi.com/~wcsheriff/index.html

*Default Judgment: Trial is not required if the plaintiff's claim is not in dispute, if plaintiff can provide any evidence the judge may require at the return date. "Delayed" and "Immediate" indicate whether a trial may be immediate or is always delayed:

Delayed Trial -- Trial does not take place on the return date, but is scheduled for a future date.
Immediate Trial -- If all parties are ready for immediate trial, no one has demanded a jury, and the judge's calendar permits the case to be tried on the appearance date. Otherwise, trial is scheduled for a future date.

Procedures are codified in the local court rules for each Judicial Circuit.

 

 

 

 
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