§ 0.01 Short title
§ 1 The county board of each county, except those counties which have a …
§ 1a Driver’s license, Illinois Identification Card, and Illinois Person …
§ 1a-1 List of claimants for unemployment insurance
§ 1b The combination of the lists of registered voters, driver’s license, …
§ 2 Jury qualifications
§ 3 If, for any reason, the list or the selection provided for in the …
§ 4.1 Jury duty; notice to employer; right to time off
§ 5 At the time of making such selection, the name of the person selected …
§ 6 As often as such jury list shall have been exhausted, another such …
§ 7 A list of jurors so selected shall be kept in the office of the …
§ 8 (a) Upon a day designated by the judge of the court, which shall be …
§ 9 In other than single county circuits, if a grand jury is required by …
§ 9.1 In single county circuits, if a grand jury is required by law or by …
§ 10 In other than single county circuits, the clerk of the court shall, …
§ 10.1 In single county circuits, the clerk of the court shall, within 5 …
§ 10.2 Excusing prospective jurors; hardship
§ 10.3 Excusing prospective jurors; nursing mothers
§ 10.4 Removal of prospective juror due to total and permanent disability
§ 11 In other than single county circuits, where the sheriff serves the …
§ 11.1 In single county circuits, it shall be the duty of the sheriff to …
§ 12 The judge shall examine the jurors who appear, and if more than …
§ 13 When by reason of challenge in the selection of a jury for the trial …
§ 14 It shall be sufficient cause of challenge of a petit juror that he …
§ 15 Every person who shall fail to attend when lawfully summoned to …
§ 16 A full panel of the grand jury shall consist of sixteen persons, …
§ 17 After the grand jury is impaneled, it shall be the duty of the court …
§ 18 Before the grand jury shall enter upon the discharge of their duties, …
§ 19 No grand jury shall make presentments of their own knowledge, upon …
§ 20 (a) It shall be the duty of the clerk of the court at the …
§ 21 Upon the impaneling of any jury in any civil cause now pending, or to …
§ 23 The provisions of this act shall apply to proceedings in both civil …

Terms Used In Illinois Compiled Statutes > 705 ILCS 305

  • Attachment: A procedure by which a person's property is seized to pay judgments levied by the court.
  • Bailiff: a court officer who enforces the rules of behavior in courtrooms.
  • Chief judge: The judge who has primary responsibility for the administration of a court but also decides cases; chief judges are determined by seniority.
  • Common law: The legal system that originated in England and is now in use in the United States. It is based on judicial decisions rather than legislative action.
  • County board: means the board of county commissioners in counties not under township organization, and the board of supervisors in counties under township organization, and the board of commissioners of Cook County. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 5 ILCS 70/1.07
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • Grand jury: agreement providing that a lender will delay exercising its rights (in the case of a mortgage,
  • Guardian: A person legally empowered and charged with the duty of taking care of and managing the property of another person who because of age, intellect, or health, is incapable of managing his (her) own affairs.
  • Indictment: The formal charge issued by a grand jury stating that there is enough evidence that the defendant committed the crime to justify having a trial; it is used primarily for felonies.
  • Juror: A person who is on the jury.
  • oath: shall be deemed to include an affirmation, and the word "sworn" shall be construed to include the word "affirmed. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 5 ILCS 70/1.12
  • Oath: A promise to tell the truth.
  • Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
  • State: when applied to different parts of the United States, may be construed to include the District of Columbia and the several territories, and the words "United States" may be construed to include the said district and territories. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 5 ILCS 70/1.14
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Summons: Another word for subpoena used by the criminal justice system.
  • sworn: shall be construed to include the word "affirmed. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 5 ILCS 70/1.12
  • Testify: Answer questions in court.
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • True bill: Another word for indictment.
  • United States: may be construed to include the said district and territories. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 5 ILCS 70/1.14
  • Verdict: The decision of a petit jury or a judge.
  • Voir dire: The process by which judges and lawyers select a petit jury from among those eligible to serve, by questioning them to determine knowledge of the facts of the case and a willingness to decide the case only on the evidence presented in court. "Voir dire" is a phrase meaning "to speak the truth."