Yesterday, we reviewed the year-by-year data for how the Court’s civil caseload was distributed in the Appellate Court for the years 2004 through 2010. Today, we review the data for the years 2011 through 2017.
Since 2011, the Court has decided exactly 100 cases originating in Chicago’s First District – 43.67% of its civil caseload. The Court decided three cases from Division One in 2011, two per year in 2016 and so far in 2017, and one each year from 2012 to 2015. The Court decided six cases from Division Two in 2012, three in 2016, two per year in 2011, 2013 and 2016, and one per year in 2014 and 2017. The Court decided five cases from Division Three in 2011, three in 2013, 2014 and 2015, two in 2012 and 2017, and none in 2016. The Court decided four cases from Division Four in 2015, three per year in 2012 and 2014, two each in 2011 and 2016, one in 2013 and none so far in 2017. The Court decided five cases from Division Five in 2016, four so far in 2017, three per year in 2014 and 2015, two per year in 2011 and 2012 and one in 2013. The Court decided five cases from Division Six of the First District in 2012, four in 2013, three in 2011, two each in 2014 and 2015, one in 2016 and none so far in 2017. The Court decided one case from the Industrial Commission Division of the First District in 2015.
The Court decided ten cases from the Second District in 2011, eight in 2015, seven in 2012, six in 2013, four in 2014, two so far in 2017 and one in 2016. The Court decided four cases per year from the Third District in 2011 and 2013, three each year from 2015 to 2017, and one in 2014. The Court decided ten cases from the Fourth District in 2013, five in 2015, four in 2012 and 2014, three in 2011 and 2017 and one in 2016. The Court decided seven cases from the Fifth District in 2012, six in 2015, five in 2016, three in 2011 and 2014, and one per year in 2013 and so far in 2017.
We report the remaining miscellaneous caseload in Table 586. The Court decided six direct appeals from the Circuit Courts in 2015, three in 2016, two in 2014 and one in 2013. The Court also decided one certified question appeal from the Seventh Circuit each year in 2011, 2012 and 2016.
Join us back here next Tuesday as we begin our review of the Court’s criminal docket.