Case Look Up: (Law, Chancery, Municipal, and Civil Divisions only): Although you can't view actual documents filed in your case remotely in Cook County, the docket does contain useful information including past and future court dates.
Filings: Whether you need to file a new case or file into an existing case, and with few exceptions, Cook County now requires e-filing through one of its multiple third-party vendors.
Court Forms: Cook County provides many general and division-specific templates and sample documents from motions/petitions to motions, to order/judgments, to subpoenas and discovery matters.
File Look Up: Court Filing Fees
Administrative Orders Relating to Covid-19: Since the lock-down due to Covid-19 in March of 2020, Chief Justice Timothy Evans has issued various administrative orders –and amendments -- regarding court operations and procedures. Additionally, each division has also issued supplemental administrative orders for that specific division detailing rules and procedures including Zoom.com instructions specific to a division and Judge.
COURT STATUES AND RULES
With Chicago Ordinances and Cook County Judges Information: Not only does Illinois have the Legislative Compiled Statutes (ILCS), but also the Supreme Court Rules, Cook County Local Rules (or your particular county), and Chicago Rules and Ordinances (or your particular municipality).
Each division, and even some Judges themselves, have Standing Orders that detail the rules of the division and a particular Judge's courtroom rules including procedural instructions.
ILLINOIS HEALTH AND SAFETY SERVICES (HSF)
Child Support Calculator: Although there are exceptions that may need to be taken into account for your particular situation, the child support calculator through HFS can be a helpful tool in determining your approximate child support or obligations to pay.
FREE & AFFORDABLE LEGAL HELP IN THE CHICAGO AREA
The Circuit Court of Cook County, Office of the Chief Judge: Provides a directory listing various legal aids in the Chicago Area that may be of assistance to you.