For the past three weeks, we’ve been reviewing which county trial courts have produced the Supreme Court’s civil and criminal dockets since 1990. This week, we’re reviewing the years 2005 through 2009.
In 2005, the Court decided twenty-five civil cases from Cook County. The Court decided four cases each from Madison and Franklin counties, two from Sangamon and Lake counties, and one case each from St. Clair, Du Page, Peoria, McHenry, Ogle, Kane, Rock Island, Williamson, Vermilion and Henry counties, as well as one direct administrative appeal.
In 2006, the Court decided twenty-one civil cases from Cook County. The Court decided three cases apiece from St. Clair, Sangamon, Lake and McHenry counties, two cases from Rock Island County, and one case each from Du Page, Madison, Peoria, La Salle, Jackson, Winnebago, Kane, Jefferson, Menard, Coles, Kendall, Perry and Scott counties.
In 2007, civil cases from Cook County were flat at twenty-one. The Court decided three cases on direct administrative appeal. The Court decided two civil cases from Will, Sangamon and Lake counties. Finally, the Court decided one civil case each from Du Page, Madison, Peoria, Winnebago, Rock Island, Tazewell, Knox, Lee, Montgomery, Piatt and Pike counties.
Civil cases from Cook County in 2008 dropped to sixteen. The Court decided four cases each from Sangamon, Lake and Du Page counties, and three from Will County. The Court decided two civil cases on direct administrative appeal. The Court decided one civil case each from St. Clair, Madison, Peoria, Champaign, Kane, Greene, McLean, Macon and Adams counties.
Civil cases from Cook County were down to their lowest levels of this period in 2009 – the Court decided only thirteen civil cases from Cook. The Court decided five civil cases from Du Page County, four from Will, three from St. Clair and Lake, and two cases on direct administrative appeal. Finally, the Court decided one civil case each from Sangamon, Winnebago, Marion, Williamson, Vermilion, Grundy, Edgar, Clinton, Cumberland and Fayette counties.
Join us back here tomorrow as we review the Court’s criminal docket for the same years.