Some Illinois court records to be available electronically
Springfield, Illinois: Chief Justice Thomas Kilbride announced a new program in the Fourth District Appellate Court on October 26, 2011 that will allow attorneys, judges and involved parties to electronically access official court records of cases on appeal from Adams County. This initiative follows one in the Second District Appellate Court, announced in August, which authorized the electronic transfer of documents relating to cases on appeal in DuPage and Ogle counties. A proposal for a similar program in the Third District Appellate Court is currently being completed.
These programs are all contributing to the eventual goal of electronically integrating the entire Illinois court system. At the time of the announcement, Chief Justice Kilbride stated that Illinois is aspiring towards, "...e-filing, e-records, e-guilty pleas, e-tickets, e-warrants. I call it e-business, and our plan is to move forward as expeditiously as possible to get the job done. This is another step toward that goal."
|This article was written by Amanda Qualls, the Director of Training for the Lucy Burns Institute. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.|