Petition for Leave to Appeal

Last week, we reviewed the areas of law involved in the Supreme Court’s Cook county civil cases.  Today and tomorrow, we’re reviewing the criminal data.

In 1990, the Court decided a dozen death penalty cases from Cook county, six constitutional and six criminal procedure cases, one habeas corpus case and one involving property crimes (e.g.,

Last time, we reviewed the data on which areas of law were involved in the civil cases originating in Cook County which the Supreme Court decided from 1990 to 2004.  This time, we’re looking at the years 2005 to 2019.

In 2005, the Supreme Court decided five constitutional law and five government/administrative law cases which

Last week, we reviewed the data on which trial courts accounted for the Supreme Court’s civil cases from the Fifth District from 1990 to 2019.  This week, we’re reviewing the Court’s Fifth District criminal cases.

In 1990, the Court decided three cases from St. Clair, two from Madison county and one each from Jackson, Pope,

This week and next, we’re tracking the county Circuit Courts which accounted for the Supreme Court’s Fifth District civil and criminal cases between 1990 and 2019.  We begin with the civil docket.

The Fifth District is comprised of thirty-six counties in the southernmost part of Illinois, with a total population according to the 2010 census

Today, we’re finishing our review of the county trial courts which accounted for the Supreme Court’s criminal cases from the Fourth District between 2005 and 2019 (to date).

In 2005, the Court decided three cases each from Champaign and Macon counties, and one apiece from Adams, Sangamon and Vermilion.  In 2006, the Court decided two

Last week, we reviewed the county-by-county data for the Supreme Court’s Fourth District civil cases.  This week, we’re looking at the criminal side of the docket.

In 1990, the Supreme Court decided one criminal case each from Macon, McLean and Vermilion counties.  The following year, the Court decided only one criminal case from the Fourth,

This week and next, our District-by-District analysis of the originating counties for the Supreme Court’s civil and criminal dockets continues with a look at the Fourth District.

The Fourth District contains thirty counties: Adams, Brown, Calhoun, Cass, Champaign, Clark, Coles, Cumberland, De Witt, Douglas, Edgar, Ford, Greene, Jersey, Livingston, Logan, Macon, Macoupin, Mason, McLean, Menard,