Which Trial Courts Produce the Court’s Criminal Docket (Part 4)?

For the past three weeks, we’ve been reviewing the year by year data for which trial courts have produced the Supreme Court’s civil and criminal dockets.  Yesterday, we looked at the data for the civil docket between 2005 and 2009.  Today, we’re reviewing the data for the criminal docket for the same years.

In 2005, the Supreme Court decided twenty-one criminal cases from Cook County.  The Court decided six criminal cases from Du Page County, three from Will, Macon and Champaign counties, and two from Kankakee, Kane, Grundy and Boone counties.  The Court decided one case each from Winnebago, Vermilion, Madison, Rock Island, St. Clair, Clinton, McHenry, Sangamon, Saline, Coles, Adams, Ogle, Warren, Henry and Douglas counties.

For the year 2006, the Court decided twenty criminal cases from Cook County.  The Court decided four criminal cases from Will and Kane counties.  The Court decided two cases each from Lake, Champaign and Marion counties, as well as two cases from the ARDC.  The Court decided one criminal case each from Winnebago, Du Page, Vermilion, McLean, St. Clair, La Salle, Kankakee, Sangamon, Tazewell, Ogle, Pike, Ford, Moultrie and Stark counties.

For 2007, the Court decided fifteen criminal cases from Cook County.  The Court heard two cases each from Du Page and Peoria counties.  The Court decided one criminal case from Winnebago, Union, Macon, Champaign, Kane, Livingston, Tazewell, Adams and De Kalb counties.

For 2008, the Court decided nineteen criminal cases from Cook County.  The Court decided five cases from Will County, four from Du Page, and three from Peoria.  The Court decided two cases apiece from Lake, Winnebago, McLean, Champaign and Grundy counties.  The Court decided one criminal case apiece from Rock Island, Kane, McHenry, Bureau, Tazewell, Adams, Woodford and Greene counties.

Finally, in 2009, the Court’s criminal cases from Cook County jumped to twenty-six.  The Court decided five cases from Will County, four from Du Page, and two from Livingston and Kendall counties.  The Court decided one case each from Lake, Winnebago, McLean, Peoria, Kankakee, Champaign, Sangamon, Iroquois, Morgan and Clark counties, as well as one case from the ARDC.

Join us back here next week as we review the Court’s civil and criminal dockets for the years 2010 through 2014.

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Which Trial Courts Produce the Court’s Civil Docket (Part 4)?

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.

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Which Trial Courts Produce the Court’s Criminal Docket (Part 3)?

Yesterday, we reviewed which trial courts produced the Court’s civil docket between 2000 and 2004.  Today, we’re looking at the data for the docket of criminal, quasi-criminal and attorney disciplinary cases during the same years.

As you can see in Table 631 below, the criminal docket is usually more scattered as a geographical matter than the civil docket is.  The Court decided thirty-five criminal cases in 2000 which arose from Cook County.  The Court decided five cases each from Du Page and St. Clair counties.  The Court decided four cases which arose from the ARDC and the Bar Court, three from Lake and Kane counties, and two from Will, Vermilion, Madison, McLean and Jefferson counties.  The Court decided one case each from Jackson, La Salle, Peoria, Kankakee, Champaign, Marion, McHenry, Sangamon, Randolph, Bureau, Grundy, Coles, Livingston, Iroquois, Jo Daviess, Douglas, Lee, Pike, Logan and Washington counties.

The Court decided fifteen criminal cases from Cook County in 2001.  The Court decided six cases from Kane County, five from Du Page and Champaign counties, three from La Salle, Sangamon and Adams counties, and two each from Lake, Rock Island and Kankakee counties.  The Court decided one criminal case each from Winnebago, Will, Vermilion, McLean, Peoria, Jefferson, Stephenson, McHenry, Bureau, Macoupin, Logan and De Kalb counties.

In 2002, the Court decided twenty-six criminal cases from Cook County.  The Court decided six cases from Kane County, five from Henry County, three from Du Page and Vermilion counties, and two from Winnebago, Will, Peoria, Sangamon and De Kalb counties.  The Court decided one criminal case apiece from Lake, Whiteside, McLean, Rock Island, St. Clair, Kankakee, Champaign, Montgomery, Livingston, Hancock, Ogle, Fulton, Massac, Wayne, Alexander and Morgan counties, as well as one case from the ARDC.

In 2003, the Court decided twenty-seven criminal cases from Cook County.  The Court decided six cases each from Du Page and Will counties.  The Court decided three cases each from Lake, Vermilion and Madison counties and two cases from Bureau County.  The Court decided one criminal case each from Winnebago, La Salle, Macon, Peoria, Kankakee, Champaign, Williamson, Kane, McHenry, Sangamon, Coles, Tazewell, Piatt and Johnson counties, as well as one case from the ARDC.

Finally, in 2004, the Court decided twenty criminal cases from Cook County.  The Court decided five cases from Champaign County, three from Madison and two each from Winnebago, Du Page, Will, Rock Island, La Salle, Macon, Peoria, Kankakee, Sangamon, Livingston and Macoupin counties.  The Court decided one criminal case each from Lake, McLean, Kane, McHenry, Tazewell, Effingham, Hancock, Ogle, Warren and Pike counties, as well as one case from the ARDC and Bar Courts.

Join us back here next Tuesday as we review the civil and criminal dockets for the years 2005 through 2009.

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Which Trial Courts Produce the Court’s Civil Docket (Part 3)?

For the past two weeks, we’ve been reviewing which trial courts, year by year, have produced the Court’s civil and criminal dockets.  This week, we’re looking at the years 2000 through 2004 – first up, the civil cases.

In 2000, the Court decided nineteen civil cases from Cook County.  The rest of the cases were widely scattered.  The Court decided three cases each from St. Clair and Lake counties, two from Winnebago, and one each from Will, Sangamon, Du Page, Madison, McHenry, Kane, Franklin, Adams and Monroe counties, as well as one case in the Court’s original jurisdiction and one direct appeal from an administrative board.

In 2001, the Court decided twenty-four civil cases from Cook County.  The Court decided five from Du Page and two from Will, Sangamon, Madison and McLean counties, as well as two cases arising from the Court’s original jurisdiction.  The Court decided one case each from St. Clair, Lake, Champaign, Ogle, Kane, Jefferson, Macon, Tazewell, McDonough, Hardin and Kendall counties, as well as one certified question from the Northern District of Illinois, by way of the Seventh Circuit.

The data for 2002 is reported in Table 628 below.  The Court decided twenty-two civil cases from Cook County that year.  The Court decided four cases from St. Clair and Du Page counties, three from Champaign County, two from Williamson and Tazewell, and one each from Will, Madison, Peoria, McHenry, Jackson, Kankakee, Kane, Christian, Boone, McLean, DeWitt and Edgar counties, plus once again a single case on certified question from the Northern District of Illinois.

In 2003, the Court decided seventeen civil cases from Cook County.  The Court decided four cases from Sangamon County and two apiece from Will, Du Page, Madison, McHenry, McLean and Macon counties.  The Court decided one civil case from St. Clair, Lake, Kane, Jefferson, Rock Island, Putnam, Vermilion, Randolph, Knox, Coles, Adams and Pope counties, plus one more certified question from the Northern District of Illinois.

Finally, in 2004, the Court decided twenty-three civil cases from Cook County.  The Court decided six cases from Du Page County, four from Champaign, three from St. Clair and Lake counties and two from Peoria County.  The Court decided one case apiece from Will, Sangamon, Madison, La Salle, Wabash, Winnebago, Kane, Rock Island, McLean, Crawford and Union counties, plus one case on direct appeal from an administrative agency, and one certified question, this time from the Central District of Illinois.

Join us back here tomorrow as we review the data for the criminal docket between 2000 and 2004.

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Which Trial Courts Produce the Court’s Criminal Docket (Part 2)?

Yesterday, we reviewed which trial courts produced the Court’s civil docket, year by year for the period 1995 through 1999.  Today, we’ll review the criminal docket for the same years.

In 1995, the Court decided thirty-six criminal cases which originated in Cook County.  The Court decided seven cases from Will County, six from Du Page, four from Livingston, three each from Lake and Kane, and two apiece from Vermilion, St. Clair, Stephenson and Williamson counties.  The Court decided one disciplinary case from the ARDC and one case each from Madison, McLean, Knox, Kankakee, Champaign, Sangamon, Bureau, Mason, Ogle, Cumberland and Warren counties.

The Court decided twenty-three criminal cases from Cook County in 1996.  The Court decided three cases each from Lake and Kane counties.  The Court decided two cases from Will, Madison, Peoria, Champaign, Williamson and Grundy counties.  The Court decided one case apiece from Du Page, Whiteside, Jackson, Rock Island, Jefferson, Montgomery, Sangamon, Bureau, Livingston, Iroquois, Boone, Henry and Piatt counties.

The criminal docket continued to be widely dispersed around the state in 1997.  The Court decided twenty-five criminal cases originating in Cook County.  The Court decided five cases each from Lake and Kankakee counties.  The Court decided three cases from McLean County, two from Madison, Champaign and Henry counties, and one each from Winnebago, Du Page, Will, Vermilion, Whiteside, Rock Island, Montgomery, Edgar, Kane, Clinton, Tazewell, Warren, Douglas, Lee, Menard, Pike and Pulaski counties, as well as one case from the ARDC and one case whose geographic origin we were unable to pinpoint.

In 1998, the Court decided twenty-eight criminal cases from Cook County.  The Court decided seven cases from Du Page County, five each from Will and Kankakee and four from Lake, St. Clair and Kane counties.  The Court decided two cases from Winnebago and Madison counties.  Finally, the Court decided one case each from McLean, Champaign, Randolph, Grundy, Adams, Mason, Jo Daviess, Henry, Lee and Fulton County, and one case whose geographical origin we couldn’t determine.

In 1999, the Court decided nineteen cases which originated in Cook County.  The Court decided six cases from Lake County, three cases from Kane County and from the ARDC, two cases from Winnebago, Vermilion, Champaign and Wayne counties, and one case each from Du Page, Will, St. Clair, La Salle, Peoria, Kankakee, Marion, McHenry, Coles, Macoupin, Ogle, Ford, Massac and Woodford counties.

Join us back here next Tuesday as we review the civil and criminal dockets for the years 2000 through 2004.

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Which Trial Courts Produce the Court’s Civil Docket (Part 2)?

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.

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Which Trial Courts Produce the Court’s Criminal Docket (Part 1)?

Yesterday, we began reviewing the trial courts which have produced the Court’s civil docket, beginning with the years 1990 through 1994.  Today, we review the Court’s criminal docket for the same years.

In 1990, the Court decided twenty-six criminal, quasi-criminal, juvenile and disciplinary cases from Cook County.  The Court decided eight disciplinary and licensing cases from the ARDC, five cases from Will County, four each from Lake, Du Page and St. Clair counties, three cases from McLean County, two from Jackson, Madison and Rock Island counties, and one case each from Wabash, Winnebago, Pope, Vermilion, Union, Whiteside, La Salle, Knox and Macon counties.

In 1991, the Court decided twenty-three criminal cases from Cook County.  It decided five ARDC cases, four from Du Page and Peoria counties and three cases from Will County.  The Court decided two cases from Winnebago, Kankakee and Champaign counties.  Finally, the court decided one case each from Lake, Madison, Rock Island, St. Clair, Jefferson, Stephenson, Jasper, Williamson, Montgomery, Marion, Edgar and Kane counties, and one case for which we were unable to identify the originating county.

In 1992, the Court decided forty criminal cases from Cook County.  The Court decided five cases from Kane County, four each from Lake, Du Page and Will counties and three which originated at the ARDC.  The court decided two cases from Winnebago, Madison, St. Clair, Jefferson, Randolph, Bureau and Livingston counties.  The court decided one case apiece from Vermilion, Union, Whiteside, Jackson, McLean, Knox, Montgomery, Clinton, McHenry, Sangamon, Grundy, Saline, Schuyler, Coles, Tazewell, McDonough, Iroquois and Effingham counties.

In 1993, the Court decided twenty criminal cases from Cook County.  The Court decided three cases from McLean County and two cases from the ARDC and Will and Lake counties.  The Court decided one case each from Winnebago, Madison, Rock Island, St. Clair, Jefferson, Montgomery, Kane, McHenry, Livingston, Effingham, Hancock, Boone, Fayette and Macoupin counties.

In 1994, the Court decided twenty-nine criminal cases from Cook County.  It decided five cases from Du Page County, four from McLean County, and three from Kane County.  The Court decided two cases each from Lake and Jo Daviess counties, and from the ARDC.  The Court decided one case apiece from Winnebago, Will, Whiteside, St. Clair, Champaign, Williamson, Clinton, Randolph, Coles, Livingston, Effingham, Adams, Mercer, Mason, El Paso, Ogle, Shelby and Cumberland counties.

Join us back here next week as we review the data from the civil and criminal dockets for the years 1995-1999.

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Which Trial Courts Produce the Supreme Court’s Civil Docket (Part 1)?

Last week, we concluded our analysis of the government’s winning percentage, year by year and one area of law at a time, in civil cases at the Court.  This week, we begin reviewing the trial courts from which the Court’s civil and criminal dockets are drawn.

In Table 606, we report the data for civil cases in 1990.  Thirty-seven civil cases originated in Cook County.  Eight were direct appeals from various administrative boards.  Seven came from St. Clair County, six from Sangamon County, four from Du Page County, three each under the Court’s original jurisdiction and from Lake County, two cases from Madison County, and one case apiece from Will, Warren, Douglas, Bureau, McHenry, LaSalle, Johnson, Jackson, Kankakee, Wabash, Winnebago, Champaign, Marshall, Iroquois, De Kalb and Ogle counties.

We report the data for civil cases in 1991 in Table 607.  The Court decided twenty-two cases from Cook County, five which were direct appeals from administrative boards, three from La Salle and Kane counties, two each from St. Clair, Madison and Peoria counties, and one case each from Will, Sangamon, Lake, Du Page, McHenry, Winnebago, Jefferson, Greene, Franklin, Alexander, Christian, Rock Island, Marion and Putnam counties.

In 1992, the Court decided 36 civil cases from Cook County, seven cases from Du Page County, six direct appeals from administrative boards, five cases from Champaign County, three each from Lake and Madison counties, two from St. Clair, La Salle, Kane, Boone, Williamson, McLean, Vermilion and Ford counties and from the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, and one case apiece from the Court’s original jurisdiction and from Will, Sangamon, McHenry, Jackson, Winnebago, Rock Island, Macon, Wayne, Menard, Bond, Lawrence and Tazewell counties.

We report the data for 1993 in Table 609.  That year, the Court decided twenty cases which originated in Cook County, three each from Sangamon and Madison counties, two from St. Clair, Peoria and Champaign counties, and one case apiece from Du Page, McHenry, DeKalb, Williamson and Randolph counties, and one direct appeal from an administrative board.

Finally, we review the data from 1994 in Table 610.  That year, the Court decided thirty-three civil cases from Cook County, six from Du Page County, four from McLean County, three from Madison and Jackson counties, two each from St. Clair, Will, Sangamon, Peoria, Champaign and Kane counties, and two direct appeals from administrative boards.  Finally, the Court heard one case each from the Court’s original jurisdiction and from Lake, McHenry, Johnson, Williamson, Macon, Tazewell, Randolph, Henry, Hamilton, Grundy and Morgan counties.

Join us back here tomorrow as we review the Court’s criminal docket for the years 1990-1994.

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How Often Do Governmental Entities Win Their Civil Appeals (Part 4)?

For the past two weeks, we’ve been reviewing the government’s winning percentage as the appellant in civil cases at the Illinois Supreme Court.  Today, we finish our review with the years 2011 through 2016.

In 2011, the government won its only domestic relations case as an appellant.  Governmental entities won two of three cases in government and administrative law, and one of two cases in tax and constitutional law.  The government lost its one case in employment law.  In 2012, the government won three of three cases in government and administrative law, plus its only cases in environmental law and wills and estates law.  The government won two of three cases in tort law, but lost its one civil procedure case.

In 2013, governmental entities won both their tax law cases and both their employment law cases.  They won three of five cases in government and administrative law, for a winning percentage of 60%.  They hit .500 in constitutional law cases, winning one of two, but lost single cases in civil procedure and workers compensation.  The court didn’t hear many cases initiated by governmental entities in 2014.  The government won single cases in government and administrative law, tort law and constitutional law, while splitting their two cases involving civil procedure.

For most of our study period, the court has tended to be fairly receptive to government appeals in government and administrative law.  The principal outlier to that trend was 2015, when the government brought four government and administrative law appeals to the court and lost all four.  The government won two of three constitutional law cases that year, won single cases in tort law and civil procedure, won a lone case in insurance law and lost a workers compensation case.  In 2016, the government’s luck turned in government and administrative law cases, as it won three of four.  The only other cases that year with government appellants were in constitutional law, where the government won one of two.

Join us back here next Tuesday as we turn our attention to a new question.

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How Often Do Government Entities Win Their Civil Appeals (Part 3)?

Last week, we began reviewing the government’s winning percentage in civil appeals.  We began by reviewing the data for the years 1990-2003.  This week, we address the more recent years, beginning with the period 2004-2010.

For the beginning of this period, the government fared somewhat worse in both constitutional law and government and administrative law cases before the Court than in previous years.  In 2004, governmental entities won both of their domestic relations cases and both of their tort cases.  They won three of five tort cases, one of two tax cases and three of six government and administrative law cases.  In 2005, governmental entities won both their employment law cases, plus their lone workers compensation case.  They won one of two cases in constitutional law, but only one of four cases in government and administrative law, and lost their one case each in environmental law and domestic relations.

In 2006, the government won one case each in civil procedure and tax law.  They won one of two cases in constitutional law and wills and estates and one of three cases in government and administrative law.  The government lost its one tort appeal.  The following year, governmental entities won their only cases in employment, constitutional law, environmental law, domestic relations and election law.  They lost their single cases in government and administrative law and tax law.  In 2008, governmental entities won single cases in civil procedure and domestic relations, and two of three constitutional law appeals.  They lost an appeal in tax law.

In 2009, governmental entities had a very good year at the Court, winning both of their government and administrative law cases and both constitutional law cases, as well as their single cases in tort, civil procedure and employment law.  The only case a governmental entity appealed and lost was in property law.  In 2010, governmental entities won single cases in government and administrative law and tort law, but lost one case each in tax law and employment law.

Join us back here tomorrow as we turn our attention to the years 2011 through the present.

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