Search for court records online in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois (N.D. Ill.) to lookup case information on federal court cases happening in the following counties: Cook, DuPage, McHenry, Grundy, Kane, Kendall, La Salle, Lake, Will, Boone, Carroll, De Kalb, Jo Daviess, Lee, Ogle, Stephenson, Whiteside, and Winnebago. You can find the court dockets, court documents, transcripts, and legal data you need on the parties, attorneys, law firms, and judges involved in litigation in the Illinois Northern District.
The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois is the third largest U.S. District Court. It contains the five largest cities in the state, including Chicago, which is the third most populous city in the country. Chicago has 2.7 million inhabitants in 237 square miles, and over 8 million people residing in the larger Chicago metropolitan area.
The Northern District currently has twenty-three United States District Judges and fourteen United States Magistrate Judges. The N.D. Ill. is divided into two geographical regions. The Eastern Division includes Cook, DuPage, McHenry, Grundy, Kane, Kendall, La Salle, Lake, and Will counties. The Western Division consists of Boone, Carroll, De Kalb, Jo Daviess, Lee, Ogle, Stephenson, Whiteside, and Winnebago counties.
The Illinois Northern District has two separate courthouse locations, one for each division. The Eastern Division is located at the Everett McKinley Dirksen U.S. Courthouse, 219 South Dearborn Street, Chicago, IL 60604. The Western Division is located at the Stanley J. Roszkowski U.S. Courthouse, 327 South Church Street, Rockford, IL 61101.
The Clerk of Court is Thomas G. Bruton. The Clerk of Court has offices at both the Everett McKinley Dirksen U.S. Courthouse and the Stanley J. Roszkowski U.S. Courthouse. You can reach the Clerk of Court's Office by calling (312) 435-5670.
The Chief Judge is the Hon. Rebecca R. Pallmeyer, located at the Everett McKinley Dirksen U.S. Courthouse with Chambers in Room 2548 and Courtroom in Room 2541. You can reach the Chief Judge’s Chambers by calling (312) 435-5600.
The Chief Magistrate Judge is the Hon. Young B. Kim, located at the Everett McKinley Dirksen U.S. Courthouse with Chambers in Room 1000 and Courtroom in Room 1019. You can reach the Chief Magistrate Judge by calling (312) 582-3212 or faxing (312) 554-8051.
The U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois is John R. Lausch, Jr., who previously served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Northern District of Illinois from 1999-2010 and worked in a private law firm from 2010 until his appointment in 2017. The Western Division Office for the U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois is located at 327 S. Church Street, Room 3300, Rockford, IL 61101, and can be reached by calling (815) 987-4444. The Eastern Division Office is located at 219 S. Dearborn St., 5th Floor, Chicago, IL 60604, and can be reached by calling (312) 353-5300.
Finding the court records you need for the Northern District of Illinois from the Public Access to Court Electronic Records, or PACER, can be costly, challenging, and slow.
In contrast, UniCourt gathers court data for all of the new federal civil cases in the Northern District everyday and provides you with the ability to search through all of those new case filings in our CrowdSourced Library™ free of charge. UniCourt also gives you real-time, bulk access to the entire PACER database of civil and criminal federal court data from the Illinois Northern District through our PACER API. Unlike UniCourt, PACER charges for every case search you make on their platform, even if the search terms you used do not produce any usable information. PACER does not limit the cost of each case search you make, meaning you could be charged exorbitant fees for searches that return bad results.
In addition to PACER’s expensive case search fees, PACER also charges court document fees. PACER charges 10 cents per page and claims that these fees are capped at $3, but they can be much higher for access to court transcripts. PACER further forces users to pay additional fees if they want to download the same document multiple times. On the other hand, if UniCourt has a document you need from the Illinois Northern District in our CrowdSourced Library™, you can download it for free as many times as you’d like.
Beyond the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, UniCourt gives you access to court records for all of the other U.S. District Courts in Illinois, including the Central District of Illinois and the Southern District of Illinois. UniCourt also provides you with bulk access to all federal court records within Illinois, such as cases filed in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit at the Everett McKinley Dirksen U.S. Courthouse and the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Illinois. Along with federal court records across the State of Illinois, UniCourt also supplies you with access to Illinois state court records for Cook County.
UniCourt’s industry-leading Legal Data APIs provide Enterprise users with on-demand, bulk access to structured data from Illinois state and federal courts. UniCourt collects, organizes, standardizes, and normalizes court data from all federal courts and makes it easily accessible via our APIs as a part of our Legal Data as a Service (LDaaS) offerings for business development, competitive intelligence, litigation strategy, and process automation.
Illinois Northern District Court
(U.S. District Courts)
219 South Dearborn Street, Chicago, IL 60604, USA