According to the 2020 census, McLean County had 24.18% of the population scattered among the Fourth District counties which produced civil cases for the Supreme Court’s docket between 2010 and 2019. Sangamon had 23.06%, McLean had 20.08%, Macon County had 12.21%, Vermillion County had 8.71%, Macoupin was 5.28% and Woodford County was 4.52%. Piatt was the smallest county producing cases, with only 1.96%.
Sangamon County nevertheless accounted for most of the civil cases – 18 cases in eight of the ten years of the decade. Champaign County had eight cases. Macoupin produced four. McLean, Vermillion and Macon counties had two each and Woodford and Piatt counties produced one case apiece.
Next up – the Fifth District, as we wind up this multi-part post.