Courts and Legal

By ordinance, the investigations and considerations by the Board of Ethics of potential violations of the Ethics Ordinance are confidential.… Read More
The Board of Ethics is composed of five members appointed by the President of the Cook County Board of Commissioners with the advice and con… Read More
The Board of Ethics is charged with investigating violations of Cook County’s Ethics Ordinance and Lobbyist Registration Act.  Upon determin… Read More
Chapter 2, Article VII - Ethics - The Cook County Board of Ethics enforces a number of laws, including the Cook County Ethics Ordinance and… Read More
Law Library Branch Locations All Law Library branch locations are now open to the public and following social distancing guidelines in orde… Read More
The Office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court is a participant in the federal and state funded child support collection and enforcement servi… Read More
The Cook County Commission on Human Rights is an eleven member board appointed by the President of the Cook County Board of Commissioners, s… Read More
As of July 1, 2018, E-Filing became mandatory in Illinois for all Civil Areas (except Quasi Criminal, Housing and Wills). The Illinois Supre… Read More
Online Case Information The Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County provides on-line case information as a public service. This service i… Read More
In January 2016, the Circuit Court of Cook County and Cook County criminal justice agencies discussed options to develop initiatives that wo… Read More
The Cook County Department of Corrections (CCDOC) is one of the largest single site county pre-detention facilities in the United States. Pr… Read More
The Domestic Relations Division of the Clerk of the Circuit Court holds the records for dissolution (divorce), legal separation and invalidi… Read More
Educational Programming Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Law Library is not currently offering educational programming. Please continue to… Read More
The Clerk of the Circuit Court's website provides resources for Expungement, Sealing, Identity Theft/Factual Innocence Information and other… Read More
Home Rule Tax Web (mobile) application The Home Rule Tax Reward program rewards those individuals who report violations of the Cook County… Read More
With the link above you can reach the Municode for Cook County where you will find the Ordinance passed by the Cook County Board of Commissi… Read More
The Office of Jury Administration is responsible for providing a qualified pool of jurors to ensure the right of all citizens to a trial by… Read More
Library Card Eligibility Library cards are available to patrons who qualify under one of the following categories: Attorneys who reside… Read More
You can search the online catalog to find out if the library has a specific legal resource on your subject. You can access our catalog 24/7… Read More
Performing Legal Research at the Cook County Law Library The Law Library offers on-site public access to electronic resources like Westlaw,… Read More
The Cook County Sheriff offers an online inmate locator service. Click below to go to the Sheriff's website and locate a detainee in Cook Co… Read More
Please click below to be taken to the Clerk of the Circuit Court Online Traffic Ticket Payment System. You can use this system if you recent… Read More
Resources for Self-Represented Litigants This page offers free internet resources for people representing themselves in court. In addition… Read More