Case Categories

AD

An Adoption case number shall be assigned to every adoption case.

AR

An Arbitration case number shall be assigned to every arbitration-eligible case at the time it is filed.

CH

A Chancery case number shall be assigned to a complaint for equitable relief in matters such as foreclosures, trusts, and title to real property.

CL

A Civil Law case number shall be assigned to all cases for civil law violations charged under Paragraph (a), Section 4 of the Cannabis Control Act (720 ILCS 550/4 (a)), or Paragraph (c), Section 3.5 of the Drug Paraphernalia Control Act (720 ILCS 600/3.5 (c)).

D

A Dissolution case number shall be assigned to a complaint for dissolution of marriage, annulment, or separate maintenance.

ED

An Eminent Domain case number shall be assigned to proceedings involving compensation to an owner for property taken for public use.

F

A Family case number shall be assigned to a variety of matters including proceedings to establish the parent-child relationship, notice to putative fathers, and certain actions relating to child support.  

J

A Juvenile case number shall be assigned to any proceeding initiated under the Juvenile Court Act of 1987 (705 ILCS 405/1-1 et seq.) except those defined by the JA and JD categories below.

JA

A Juvenile Abuse and Neglect case number shall be assigned to all cases involving a neglected or abused minor as defined by the Juvenile Court Act of 1987 (705 ILCS 405/2-3(1) and (2)), or a dependent minor as defined by the Juvenile Court Act of 1987 (705 ILCS 405/2-4).

JD

A Juvenile Delinquency case number shall be assigned to all cases involving a delinquent minor as defined by the Juvenile Court Act of 1987 (705 ILCS 405/5-120).

L

A Law case number shall be assigned to tort, contract, and a variety of other actions in which the damages sought are greater then $50,000.

LM

A Law Magistrate case number shall be assigned to tort, contract, and a variety of other actions in which the damages sought are $50,000 or less.

MC

Each municipal corporation shall have one permanent case number and file folder for routine matters to be considered by the court. This file will contain such matters as organization, appointment of officers, approval of bonds, and routine orders confirming annexation.

MH

A Mental Health case number shall be assigned to proceedings involving commitment, discharge, or restoration to legal status.

MR

A Miscellaneous Remedy case number shall be assigned to complaints seeking review of administrative decisions (other than of a tax commission) and a variety of other actions that include change of name, habeas corpus, and extradition

OP

An Order of Protection case number shall be assigned to any petition for an order of protection or any petition for a civil contact order that is filed separately from an existing case.

P

A Probate case number shall be assigned to estates of decedents and guardianship matters.

SC

A Small Claim case number shall be assigned to "...a civil action based on either tort or contract for money not in excess of $10,000, exclusive of interest and costs, or for the collection of taxes not in excess of that amount" (Supreme Court Rule 281).

TX

A Tax case number shall be assigned to the annual tax sale and a variety of other actions relating to the collection of taxes.

CC

A Contempt of Court case number shall be assigned to any proceeding for contempt of court initiated against a person who is not a party to the action in which the contemptuous conduct allegedly occurred.

CF

A Felony case number shall be assigned when a complaint, information or indictment is filed in which at least one count charges a felony.

CM

A Misdemeanor case number shall be assigned when a case is filed in which the most serious charge carries a penalty of less than one year imprisonment.

CV

A Conservation case number shall be assigned to any case defined by Supreme Court Rule 501(c).

DT

A Driving Under the Influence case number shall be assigned to any case charging a violation of a statute, ordinance, or regulation governing driving under the influence of alcohol, other drug, or combination thereof.

OV

An Ordinance Violation case number shall be assigned to any case in which violation of a local ordinance is charged.

TR

A Traffic case number shall be assigned to any case defined by Supreme Court Rule 501(f), except DUI cases.

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