Illinois Supreme Court


The Illinois Supreme Court consists of of seven justices to serve as the highest court in the State.

Three of the seven are elected from Cook County and one each from the four appellate districts.

The State Supreme Court adheres to tradition and follows its rules without exception when dealing with the media. You may cover the Supreme Court in person, although if using electronic media equipment you must follow rules in notifying the court administrators of your plan.

A wonderful change in recent years has been the addition of video and audio of court hearings on its website. This often allows you access to audio and video on the same site. A note for radio folks: If using this site also check out the video feed as it sometimes offers better audio quality.

The Court’s opinions are now on line, as well.