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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 5307

* Beginning in 2017, totals do not include Illinois Worker’s Compensation Commission Cases
Source: 2019 Annual Report of the Supreme Court of Illinois