Last week, we began reviewing the trial courts from which the Court’s civil and criminal dockets have arisen, beginning with the years 1990 through 1994. This week, we’re looking comparing the sources of the dockets for the years 1995 through 1999.
In 1995, the Court decided 25 civil cases from Cook County. It decided three cases each from Lake and Du Page counties and direct appeals from administrative boards. The Court decided two civil cases from St. Clair, Sangamon, McLean and Effingham counties. The Court decided one case each arising from its original jurisdiction and from Bureau, La Salle, Jackson, Winnebago, Champaign, Franklin, Christian, Williamson, Menard, Grundy and De Witt counties.
The following year, the Court decided twenty-three civil cases from Cook County. The Court decided five cases from Lake County, three from St. Clair and Peoria counties and on direct appeal from administrative boards, and two each from Sangamon and Kane counties. Finally, the Court decided one case each from Du Page, Madison, Winnebago, Champaign, Jefferson, Rock Island, Marion, McLean, Vermilion, Effingham, Knox, Lee and Stephenson counties, as well as one case for which we couldn’t identify the originating county.
The civil case load from Cook County was up a bit in 1997, as the Court decided thirty-one cases. The Court decided five cases from Madison County, three from St. Clair, Rock Island and Macon counties, two from Jackson County, and one each from Will, Sangamon, Bureau, Lake, Du Page, Johnson, Winnebago, Champaign, Ogle, Coles, Logan and Montgomery counties, one from the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, and one final civil case for which we couldn’t identify an originating county.
The Court decided thirty civil cases in 1998 from Cook County. Cases from Du Page County spiked to ten. The Court decided four cases from Lake County, three from Madison, Peoria and Macon counties, as well as three on direct appeal from administrative agencies. The Court decided two cases from Sangamon, Morgan and McDonough counties. The Court decided one case apiece from Douglas, McHenry, Jackson, Christian, Marion, McLean, Macoupin, Mason and Moultrie counties.
The Court decided twenty-one civil cases from Cook County in 1999. The Court decided five civil cases from Du Page County, two from Madison County, two where we couldn’t identify the county of origin, and two on direct appeals from administrative agencies. The Court decided one case each from Sangamon, Lake, Franklin, Williamson, McLean, Tazewell, Knox, Adams and Clark counties.
Join us back here tomorrow as we address the criminal docket for the same years.