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Illinois Criminal Records

1) Free searches - listed below. The Circuit Courts of Illinois handle all criminal cases, and most Circuit Courts provide free databases online. Thus if you know the counties where your subject has resided, then a free criminal background search is easy to obtain. Use the resources below for Circuit Court databases in each county. Also available are county inmate databases, and databases for statewide Department of Corrections inmates; Federal Bureau of Prisons inmates; violent offenders against youth; registered offenders; Methamphetamine manufacturers; and federal criminal court records (the inexpensive PACER system).

2) Illinois State Police. Another option is to use the resource below titled “Criminal Histories” for information from the Illinois State Police (ISP) on how to order a statewide criminal conviction check. Non-fingerprint searches are $16. Fingerprint searches are $20. Results are returned by mail. This does not include U.S. Federal Records, so we recommend a PACER search, and a check of federal inmates as well.

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Our Illinois records include felony and/or misdemeanor convictions from 72 counties; Department of Corrections current and former inmate records; Methamphetamine offenders; child murderers & violent offenders against youth; and registered offenders. A search of Illinois records only is $9.95, immediate results.


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Adams County Inmates

Use this Adams County, Illinois Sheriff's Office service to browse the inmate population roster.

Bureau County Criminal Court

Bureau County Circuit Court criminal records.

Champaign County Criminal Court Filings

Search for civil, criminal, family, and probate court records in Champaign County, Illinois.

Chicago Cold Cases

Provided by the Chicago, Illinois Police Department. View this listing of cold cases with information including photo, crime date, crime location and available details.

Chicago Crimes (

Provided by: Search or browse for crimes reported in the City of Chicago, Illinois. Browse by crime type, street, date, police district, location, or city map.

Chicago Prostitution Patron Arrests

Use this City of Chicago, Illinois Police Department service to browse by name and photo for recent prostitution patron arrests. You may also search by district or increase the timespan covered to 30 or less days.

Cook County Criminal Court Records  Pay Site

Do a statewide criminal background search in Illinois. Search includes over 480,000 records in Cook County.

Cook County Inmates

Search the Cook County Sheriff's Office inmate records by name or jail number.

Crawford County Inmates - Jail Roster

The sheriff's office of Crawford County, Illinois provides this daily jail roster, with information including inmate name, bond amount and holds.

DeKalb County Criminal Court Records

Use this fee-based eMagnus Multi-Court service to search for court records in DeKalb, Kane, Kendall, Madison, Sangamon, Will, and Winnebago counties in Illinois.

DuPage County DUMEG Most Wanted

DuPage County Illinois Metropolitan Enforcement Group (DUMEG) list of most wanted fugitives.

DuPage County Inmates | SIRIS

DuPage County, Illinois Sheriff's Inmate Reference Information System (S.I.R.I.S.). Search by name for current inmates or view inmate photos.

Fairview Heights Crime Maps

View the Fairview Heights, Illinois daily crime maps.

Jersey County Court Records - Circuit

Search the Jersey County, Illinois database for circuit court civil, criminal, probate, and traffic filings, or daily dockets.

Joliet Convict Register

Browse this Illinois Trails listing of transcripts from the Joliet, Illinois prison convict registers.

Kane County Criminal Court Records

Use this fee-based eMagnus Multi-Court service to search for court records in DeKalb, Kane, Kendall, Madison, Sangamon, Will, and Winnebago counties in Illinois.

Kane County Imates

Search the Kane County, Illinois Adult Justice Center inmate database.

Kane County Indictments

The State's Attorney's office of Kane County, Illinois provides these daily listings of indictments, with information including suspect name, DOB, address, arresting agency and charges.

Kendall County Criminal Court Records

Use this fee-based eMagnus Multi-Court service to search for court records in DeKalb, Kane, Kendall, Madison, Sangamon, Will, and Winnebago counties in Illinois.

LaSalle County Criminal Court Records  Pay Site

Search the LaSalle County, Illinois Court system by name, address, date, etc. for recorded documents. Requires registration with the Jano Justice System.

Logan County Court - Criminal Index 1857-1945

Search Illinois State Archives database of Logan County, Illinois Circuit Court Criminal Case Files for the period 1857-1945.

Macon County

Criminal court filings and daily dockets in Macon County.

Macon County Inmate Records

Search for inmates in Macon County, Illinois.

Madison County Court Dockets - Circuit

Browse circuit court dockets from Madison County, Illinois.

Madison County Criminal Court Records

Search for Madison County, Illinois criminal court records by name, case number, or drivers license number for traffic cases.

McHenry County Criminal Court Records

Find criminal and traffic filings from the McHenry County Circuit Court. Search by name, case number, or ticket number. Also includes civil, small claims, and family law records.

McLean County Court - Criminal & Traffic Records

Search the McLean County, Illinois Circuit Clerk's database for Criminal & Traffic Court records by name or case number.

Moultrie County Inmates

Moultrie County Detention Center inmates.

Peoria County Criminal Grand Jury Indictments

Browse this list of criminal Grand Jury Indictments from the Peoria County, Illinois State's Attorney's office.

Peoria County Inmates

Peoria County jail records searchable by name, or date of booking or release.

Pittsfield Arrests

Browse a list of recent arrests made by the Pittsfield, Illinois Police. Tip: Click on "Arrests" at bottom of page. PDF format.

Rockford Arrest Log

Browse the Rockford, Illinois Police arrest log for the past 7 days. Tip: Scroll to bottom of page and click on "Arrest Log". PDF format.

Sangamon County Criminal and Traffic Court Records

Search Sangamon County, Illinois Circuit Clerk criminal and traffic court records and dockets. Search by name, case number, drivers license number or traffic ticket number.

Troy Arrests & Incident Reports

View Troy, Illinois arrests and police incident reports.

Will County Circuit Criminal Court Records

Use this fee-based service provide by the Will County, Illinois Clerk of the Circuit Court to search online for criminal court records.

Will County Inmates

Use this service from the Will County, Illinois Sheriff's office to search for inmates by name or CIMIS number.

Winnebago County

Civil, criminal, and traffic case records from the Winnebago County 17th Judicial Circuit Court.

Winnebago County Criminal Court Records

Use this fee-based eMagnus Multi-Court service to search for criminal court records in DeKalb, Kane, Kendall, Madison, Sangamon, Will, and Winnebago counties in Illinois.

Winthrop Harbor Arrests

Browse the police department of Winthrop Harbor, Illinois arrest listings, with information including arresting officer, suspect, charges, bond amount and incident date, location and details.

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