First District Appellate Court
Criminal and Civil Caseload Statistics & Total Pending


First District - Chicago
Michael A. Bilandic Building

(Formerly State of Illinois Building)

160 North LaSalle St.
Chicago, IL 60601
(312) 793-5600

Thomas D. Palella, Clerk
Kathleen Warnick, Research Director

Circuit Court of Cook County
District Population: 5,150,233

Civil & Criminal
Caseloads
Civil **
Filed
Civil **
Disposed
Criminal
Filed
Criminal
Disposed
2019 1,637 1,740 976 1,357
2018 1,644 1,853 1,054 1,290
2017 1,844 1,953 1,320 1,445
2016 1,811 2,079 1,562 1,486
2015 2,043 2,182 1,564 1,534
** Totals do not include Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission Cases
Source: 2019 Annual Report of the Supreme Court of Illinois
Total Pending Caseload*
All Case Categories
Pending
2019 4,388
2018 4,777
2017 5,160
2016 5,285
2015 5,307
* Beginning in 2017, totals do not include Illinois Worker’s Compensation Commission Cases
Source: 2019 Annual Report of the Supreme Court of Illinois