Illinois_court_reports -- Summaries of Illinois Supreme and Appellate Court Opinions


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This webpage tries to summarize cases as soon as possible after they are filed. Associate Judge Simko, Judges Clifford and Dunford summarize cases based on when they are posted to the Illinois Supreme Court Web site. We check that site daily and try to get the cases out on the same or next day.

Cases are not posted on the Supreme Court Site on the same day that they are filed. For this reason, we list the filing date on each summary. For instance, the People v. Scott case was uploaded on March 2, 2005, even though it was filed on February 16, 2005. Therefore, it can be found under the new cases uploaded on March 2, 2005.

We do not have access to each District's opinions until they are posted to the Supreme Court site. Each month we save the cases summarized as a new file and the e-mail lists them as cases summarized in the prior month. We them start "Newcases" beginning with cases first uploaded to the Supreme Court Site beginning the first day of the month. Again, those are cases which were posted in that month, not necessarily filed in that month.

To see the collection of prior postings to the list, visit the Illinois_court_reports Archives.

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