Chief Justice

Mary Jane Theis
Supreme Court Chief Justice

Welcome to the website of the Illinois Courts, an independent branch of government. Our mission is to protect the rights and liberties of all by providing equal access to justice, resolving disputes and upholding the rule of law pursuant to the powers and duties entrusted to us by the Illinois Constitution. I hope you find the information here useful to learn about the Judicial Branch and how the Illinois Courts work to serve you.

Helpful Resources

Judicial College

Provides educational training for the judges and employees of the Illinois Judicial Branch.


A listing of all current job openings in the Illinois Judicial Branch.


Learn how to eFile in the Illinois Court system.


An online portal to access documents filed through eFileIL.

Probation Services

Learn about Illinois’ efforts to rethink and improve effective and fair bail decisions.

High-Profile Cases

Find information on high-profile cases before the Illinois Supreme Court and Illinois Appellate Courts.