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Seventh Judicial Circuit Court

Welcome to the Sangamon County Judicial Circuit Website

This website is designed with the general public, attorneys, and other court personnel in mind. We hope to provide useful information regarding the operation of the court and to provide directories, resources, and links to other internet websites.

The Judges and support staff of the Seventh Judicial Circuit Court are committed to serving the public by providing equal access to a fair and impartial system of justice that fosters the public trust and confidence. We work toward accomplishing this mission by continually improving the facilities, programs, and services provided to the people of the Seventh Judicial Circuit.

It is the vision of the judiciary of the Seventh Judicial Circuit to provide quality service while insuring that all are treated with courtesy, dignity, and respect. We also resolve to maintain the independence of the judiciary while strengthening our relationship with the public, the bar association, and other branches of government. Additionally, it is our goal to provide for a system of justice that continually improves, while earning the respect and confidence of an informed public.

Seventh Judicial Circuit Court

Sangamon County is one of six counties in the circuit. Counties include Greene, Jersey, Macoupin, Morgan, Sangamon and Scott. Unless otherwise provided by law, there is at least one "resident" Circuit Judge elected by and residing in each county in the circuit. Based on population figures, Sangamon County has two resident Circuit Judges, both elected by Sangamon County residents only. In addition, the law allows an additional number of "at-large" Circuit Judges to be elected by residents of all counties in the circuit. The 7th Judicial Circuit has five "at-large" Circuit Judges with four seated in Sangamon County. All Circuit Judges can hear cases from any county within their circuit.