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Circuit Clerk's Office
Criminal Division

Appeals

The Appellant has thirty (30) days (including weekends and holidays) to file an appeal after the court order. After the appeal is filed with the Clerk of Court, the appellant has to serve a copy of the appeal on the other parties involved. They also need to file within 14 days after the appeal is filed their docketing statement. They will need to send this along with a $25.00 filing fee directly to the Appellate Court. The clerk's office does not charge for filing the appeal but there is a fee to prepare the record. The costs are as follows:

  • pages 1 - 100 $ 60.00
  • pages 101-200 $150.00
  • pages 201 and up is .25¢ per page
 

On civil, traffic and misdemeanor appeals, it is up to the appellant to order and pay for all transcripts that they want included in the record. To order the transcripts you will need to call the official court reporter at (309) 786-4451 Ext. 3931. When the transcripts are prepared and given to the clerk, she will notify the appellant of the cost of the appeal. Once the appeal fee is paid, the clerk will prepare the record and send it to the appellate court. The clerk has nine (9) weeks from the time the appeal is filed until the record is prepared and sent to the Appellate Court.

The appellant has thirty-five (35) days after the record is prepared to file their brief. They will need to contact the appellate court if they want to view the record in order to file their brief. Once the brief is prepared, the appellant will send it directly to the appellate court. The appellee then has thirty-five (35) days to prepare their brief and file with the appellate court. Then the appellant has another fourteen (14) days to file their reply brief. The appellate courts address and phone number is:

The Clerk of the Appellate Court
Third Judicial District
1004 Columbus Street
Ottawa, IL 61350
Phone: (815) 434-5050

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Tammy Weikert Click to send e-mail - Circuit Clerk
Administrative Office
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