Last time, we reviewed the 3-year floating average reversal rates in criminal cases for the Divisions of the First District.  In this post, we’re looking at the data for the rest of the state: the Second, Third, Fourth and Fifth Districts of the Appellate Court, and direct appeals from trial court judgments.

Between 1992 and

In Table 1342 below, we report the three-year floating average reversal rates for the Second, Third, Fourth and Fifth Appellate Districts for the years 1992 to 1999.  The Second District fared best during these years.  The Third and Fourth were relatively equal, and the Fifth District fared worst.

The Second District had only one spike,

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

Yesterday, we reviewed the origin of the Court’s criminal docket for the years 2005 through 2010.  Today, we finish the journey – the years 2011 through 2017.

One hundred and one of the 244 criminal, quasi-criminal and disciplinary cases the Court has heard 2011-2017 came from Chicago’s First District – 41.39%.  The Court decided eight