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,

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,

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