McDonough County Illinois Court Records

Court Records

NameAddressCityStateZip CodePhone Number
(764)McDonough County Court Records Offices
McDonough County Court1 Courthouse SquareMacombIL61455309-833-2474
McDonough County Court Records Offices
McDonough County Public Defender130 South Lafayette StreetMacombIL61455309-837-2306
Mcdonough County State Attorney1 Courthouse SquareMacombIL61455309-837-2309
Macomb Secretary of State Office466 South Deer RoadMacombIL61455309-833-5661
McDonough County Court Records Databases
McDonough County Accident Reports
McDonough County Assessor's Office Website
McDonough County Child Support Warrants
McDonough County Clerk and Recorder Website
McDonough County Criminal Records
McDonough County Housing Authority Trespass List
McDonough County Treasurer Website
McDonough County Court Jury Duty Information
McDonough County Jury Duty RequirementsConvicted Felons DisqualifiedNoIL
McDonough County Jury Duty RequirementsEnglish RequiredYesIL
McDonough County Jury Duty RequirementsResidency RequirementCounty Resident: 0 DaysIL
McDonough County Jury Duty RequirementsMinimum Age18IL
McDonough County Jury Duty RequirementsTime Since Prior Jury Service1 yearIL

The Basics of Court Records

There are many places to locate Court Records in McDonough County Illinois. These include the courthouse, courts, and public records office, which are all located in the town of McDonough in southern Illinois. Within the County, there are also regional offices, which are sometimes found close to major cities such as Lincolnwood, Joliet, Hoffman Estates, Peotone, Roselton, and Melrose. However, most of the information is now made easily accessible over the internet through online county records offices.

There are two reasons why someone may need to retrieve court documents for a particular person. The first reason comes from those who may be interested in finding a long lost relative or friend. The other reason often cited is for background investigation on an individual, potential employee, or landlord. If the person’s name is registered with the courts, then their records are kept in one of two ways. The documents can be turned over to the police, who will try to find the person, or they can be handed over to a specialized agency.

If a person’s name is registered in the courts, the records can be requested from the courts. The information can come from many different areas within the county and also from the central statewide repository. It is important to realize that these records are considered public information, and they are recorded in a variety of formats. The basic information includes the person’s full legal name and address, current and previous addresses, court cases filed against the person, names of spouses, and any children under the age of 18.

Court Records in McDonough are now available through the state’s website. This website was developed in response to the growing need for more detailed information about a person. The system uses a computer database to compile the information and store it. A person can search using a name or email address.

Another option for retrieving information about a person is to contact the county sheriff’s department. Many sheriffs’ departments store and maintain records on people who have been convicted of a crime within their jurisdiction. Some of these records may be available for free. However, there is usually a small fee to be paid. This fee may be waived if the person’s record is part of an electronic database. However, most of the data found in a sheriff’s database is not actually considered public record.

Court records are considered public information, but not all searches will be approved by the courts. There are several requirements that must be met before records can be searched. Most requests are denied because the requester does not have the correct details. Some requests may also be rejected due to insufficient information.