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Seventeenth Judicial Circuit

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Boone County FYI

Boone County, Illinois, was organized from Winnebago County on March 3, 1836, being named in honor of Kentucky's pioneer, Daniel Boone.

In 1835, the census figures show 37 men, women and children as residents. Today, the figure has increased to 20,820 according to the 2000 Census.  The original town of Belvidere was laid out on the north side of the river, with the usual town square upon which the County Courthouse was built.  However, when the railroad located on the south side in 1851, the business section gradually moved south, and that is the location of "downtown" today.

Seventeenth Judicial Circuit (Second Appellate District)

Boone County

Belvidere, County Seat

Courthouse contact information:
Boone County Courthouse
601 North Main Street
Belvidere, IL 61008

Circuit Court Clerk information

Boone County website

Boone County Courthouse
Boone County Courthouse

Winnebago County Courthouse
Winnebago County Courthouse

Winnebago County

Rockford, County Seat

Courthouse contact information:
Winnebago County Courthouse
400 West State Street, Room 101
Rockford, IL 61101

Circuit Court Clerk information

Winnebago County website

Winnebago County FYI

Named for the Winnebago indian tribe who once occupied that part of northern Illinois. The indian word Winnebago translates to "fish eater."

The estimated population in 2004 was 286,788. This was an increase of  3.01% from the 2000 census.

17th Circuit Court Judges

Information on Chief Judges and their Administrative staff

Circuit Court Judges and Associate Judges

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Illinois Regional Archives Depository
Illinois State Archives
Springfield, IL 62756