• How can I find out who is the owner of a property next door?
    Assessors in Illinois provide the public with property information, some of them charge others don't. Depending on the county, they can be readily available online such as in DuPage, however, Cook and Champaign charge a fee. Some of the assessors sites that charge, will show some information about the property before asking to place the order.
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  • How can I find out my court date online in Illinois?
    Which court or county? There are court calendars which show upcoming hearings, 'calendared events' as it is sometimes named. The court clerks also have filing information for the public which anyone can access, however, all courts are not the same, and on the same level. There are over one hundred counties in Illinois, they each have their own clerks which handle its filings. There are online calendars from state to local level courts. Many court clerks in Illinois maintain a webpage which shows upcoming hearings. Madison is a typical example, when you look up their county's page, you can see where the circuit court clerk lists information about cases. These different court clerk's webpages are not all the same and not always immediately found. At the state level, the state's public judicial site shows its oral argument calendars (both for either Supreme or Appellate). If you still have questions about a particular case, there is a list of court clerks by districts or circuits on the state's court webpages.
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  • Is there an index that lists Deaths by location in Illinois?
    Recorded deaths? As in homicides? Crime mapping shows incidents/crimes including assault and homicides from one street to another. All areas are not covered, however, generally the larger cities are shown.
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  • What is criminal sexual assault mean?
    "Sec. 11-1.20. Criminal Sexual Assault" can be found looking up the Illinois compiled statutes at the Illinois General Assembly's website. Look for CRIMINAL OFFENSES (720 ILCS 5/) Criminal Code of 2012, within that database you will be able to find links to general definitions and major sex offenses which should help define it.
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  • How can I find out how many felons live in my county?
    Which county? Statistics use the data of where the crime occurs rather than where the criminal lives. However, there are sources, sex offenders, warrants and wanted lists that show their last known location. Depending on the county, the law enforcement agency can have their arrests on crime mapping.
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  • I am looking for David Arthur Moore who should be about 78-83 years of age?
    One of the crucial parts of starting a successful search is knowing which area to look, as in the county or city. Even if it is an old residence. With common names, it is difficult to point out which one is the right person. Therefore, you must use something about the person that is unique that would appear on public records. An example is the age of the person, there are far less people in the age group you've described, which makes it easier. The keyword is 'people search' or any that are similar to look for databases of names and residences. Knowing the age/age-span, along with the middle initial, should be enough help. Other visitors may be able to help by knowing in which city or area the person was last known to be in.
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  • How do I get a copy of my police report and any files pertaining to my case?
    These two records mentioned are usually obtained in different places, law enforcement agencies for police reports and criminal courts for case files. Which county or area did the arrest occur? Typically larger cities have better online resources. Both, courts and law enforcement maintain websites which spell out where and how to get copies of their records from their own individual records divisions. Some police and sheriffs make the initial report free to the person(s) which was arrested. Also, if a PD or attorney can have a copy of their defendant's arrest and case file.
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  • How do I find transfer of deed on a property that was foreclosed?
    Which county? There are many private sites which offer varieties of lists of foreclosed homes and properties, however, if you are looking for a government source to check also, the county of Lake for example, shows foreclosed property sales, sales schedule, most recent sales, bidder and homeowner information.
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  • How to look up my arrest record and mug shot Illinois?
    How to go about obtaining arrest reports are generally mentioned on the police/sheriff department websites' records divisions, policies can differ from one department to another. Some department offer the first copy free to the person that is related to the arrest. Mug shots and arrests can be seen online, but only of the very recent persons detained. A full report of all arrests and prosecution, called a RAP sheet is different as it shows all arrests, not just a particular one.
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  • How do I find out if someone is divorced?
    Most state department of health provide divorce/vital records, or dissolution of marriage as the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) names it. The IDPH can only verify facts such as names of persons divorcing, dates of birth, event and the location of the divorce beginning 1962 to the present index date. For official (certified) copies you need to contact the circuit court clerk of the county where the divorce occurred/granted. A list of all circuit court clerks can be viewed online by clicking on the link 'Illinois Court Records:', on the home page you will see the 'Courts' tab, select 'circuit', then click on #3 Circuit Court Clerks/Contact Information, and you will see a list of all clerks and their contact information.
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  • How do I find out about peoples criminal records WITHOUT paying for it jc..?
    Greatly depends on where the criminal search is going to be focused. First, you can look up a list of addresses to check into all areas where the criminal record would be. Second issue to consider is when this occurred. If it is recent, individual county and city jails show their inmate lists online for anyone to check freely. If it is post convictions, the department of corrections offers a similar search for their inmates. You will be able to see a mug shot, physical descriptions and other information about offense/charges, release, sentence, admission, parole date and more. Crime maps are also a free public source which can search incidents/arrests by city block. Along with free searches, government agencies offer various searches that are minimal in cost. Certain court records searches are also free to search such as Adams county. You can get a list of all circuit courts from the state judiciary.
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  • Recent arrests in Illinois?
    There are a couple of ways (and probably more) to look up recent arrests. If you're looking up the entire state, you can try crime maps which shows incidents street or block by block. Another method is to look at each individual police department's list of persons in custody, commonly known as an inmate or jail roster, sometimes arrest logs. State police departments don't make as many of the arrests as the local police departments. Since local police departments make a majority of the arrests, its records are going to be spread across various localities across the state. Not are reliable but can be helpful are the online news organizations as they may not show un-eventful arrests.
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