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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

This time, we’re looking at the Third District docket of Supreme Court cases.

Will County dominates the Third in population, with nearly four times the population of the next biggest county according to the 2020 census.  Will has 47.82%.  Peoria has 12.49% of the population among counties which produced cases.  Rock Island County was 9.93%,

This week, we’re concluding our series tracing the origin of the civil cases reviewed by the Supreme Court, District by District, since 1990.

First, we look at the population distribution for the counties that produced cases in the just-ended decade.  DuPage County is at 30.67%.  Lake County accounts for 23.49%.  Kane is 16.98%, McHenry is

For our second decade, we once again begin by reviewing the population distribution among the counties that produced cases between 2000 and 2009.

St. Clair and Madison counties were separated by only about 800 people in the 2010 census – St. Clair was 25.58% of the population in the District and Madison was 25.51%.  Williamson

The Fourth District population is much more evenly distributed than the Third District is.  Champaign County is 20.25%.  Sangamon, home of the state capitol, is 19.89%.  McLean County accounts for 17.99% and Macon County is 11.16%.  Vermillion County accounts for 8.22%, Adams is 6.76% and Coles County is 5.43%.  The remaining counties are substantially smaller.

Our next data set is the civil cases between 2000 and 2009 from the Third District.

Will County is by far the biggest county in the Third, with 43.25% of the population among the counties which contributed cases in this decade.  Peoria County accounted for 11.91%.  Rock Island was 9.42% and Tazewell was 8.64%.  LaSalle

This week we’re reviewing the county-of-origin data for the civil docket for the years 2000 through 2009.

First, we compare the populations of the Second District counties which produced cases during the decade.

Du Page County had 30.58% of the population according to the 2010 census.  Lake County had 23.46%.  Kane County accounted for 17.19%

Finally, we come to the Fifth District, the largest District in terms of the total number of counties covered (18) and the next-to-smallest District by population, only a few thousand residents ahead of the Fourth District.  St. Clair and Madison counties dominate the Fifth.  Although they have over a half million residents between them, the

This time, we’re reviewing the geographic distribution of civil cases from the Fourth District during the 1990s.

The Fourth District has the largest number of counties of the three Districts we’ve reviewed so far – sixteen during this decade – but the lowest population, 440,000 less than the Third District and more than one and

With this post, we’re reviewing the distribution of civil cases from the Third District for the years 1990 through 1999.  First, let’s look at the population distribution.

As of the 2000 census, the Third District was large geographically – encompassing fifteen counties – but small by population (only half the Second District).  Will County accounted