Limitations on online document access

The  Electronic Access Policy for Circuit  Court Records of the Illinois Courts, dated April 1, 2004, effectively prohibits access to documents by the general public:
  • Section 4.30 (b) says that " Any documents filed or imaged" is "excluded  from public access  in electronic form, unless access  is provided at the office of the clerk of  court".
  • Section 3.40 indicates that this includes electronic documents
  • Section 2.00 defines "Public" in detail, though it makes an explicit exception for the attorney of record.