Illinois Court Decisions
A diagram of the state court system (including a summary of each court’s jurisdiction) is available on the web site of the National Center for State Courts.
Illinois Courts Bulletin
[Illinois State Bar Ass’n] — “The Illinois Courts Bulletin is the ISBA’s monthly compendium of Illinois supreme, appellate, and seventh-circuit case summaries, organized by subject matter
Illinois Court Reports
: Summaries of Illinois Supreme and Appellate Court Opinions
[Illinois Judges Ass’n / Laurence J. Dunford (Ill.)] — This is a free e-mail service.
U.S. District Court Decisions — Central District
A few opinions are available in PDF files.
Illinois Constitution and Legislation
See also a database of statewide ballot measures maintained by the National Conference of State Legislatures.
- Constitution (Ill. Const.)
Illinois Rules of Procedure and Practice
Illinois Administrative Law Sources
See also a page of links to sources of rules, maintained by the Administrative Codes and Registers Section of the National Association of Secretaries of State.
Illinois Ordinances and Home-Rule Charters
Ordinances are local laws, commonly organized into codes, that have been enacted by municipalities — cities, towns, etc. — and counties. Charters are organic laws (similar in function to a constitution) of those local government entities for which “home rule” is authorized by state law. For local laws not found through the links given here, try the county web sites and municipality web sites at “State and Local Government on the Net” by Piper Resources, or a publisher’s web site:
Illinois Law-Related Periodicals
Periodicals providing on-line articles are linked here. See also links to all Illinois law-review web sites as well as links to web sites of all U.S.-published law reviews and periodicals.
Other Illinois Commentary
Revenue Department — Publications
Illinois Law-Related Topical Web Sites
Illinois Court Information
Note—Each county has a circuit court, which is the court of general jurisdiction. Counties are organized into judicial circuits (the Cook County Judicial Circuit and 22 numbered circuits) and five appellate districts. See a map of the judicial circuits and a map of the appellate districts. See also links to state court web sites, maintained by the National Center for State Courts. Additionally, see Judgepedia, a Wikipedia-style web site, self-described as “an encyclopedia about judges and courts,” which is maintained by the Sam Adams Alliance (Illinois).
Addresses ♦ Names ♦ Numbers
- Supreme Court Standard Forms of Interrogatories
[Illinois State Bar Ass’n] — These are downloadable forms of interrogatories (approved by the Illinois Supreme Court) for use in motor vehcile cases, matrimonial cases, medical malpractice cases.
- Circuit Court Forms
- U.S. District Court Forms
- Revenue Department — Tax Forms
- Securities Department — Forms
- Business Entity Forms
Secretary of State — Business Services
Gateway to pages of official information and links to official forms useful to Illinois businesses.
Other Illinois Resources
Consulate General of Canada in Chicago
Consulate General of Mexico in Chicago • Consulado General de México en Chicago
Legal Research and Assistance