DIVORCE CASES* Dates: 1871-1986 Courts: Circuit and Superior Courts 1871-1963; various suburban municipal courts ca. 1900-1963; Domestic Relations Division 1964-present
Includes: Case files may contain the plaintiff's complaint and defendant's response; certificate of evidence (testimony); and the judge's final decree, with the terms of settlement.
Divorce cases may provide information about grounds for divorce; address; occupation; age and name of children of parties; date and description of the marriage; provision for care of the children. Cases do not include social security numbers for above dates.
Circuit Court and Superior Court, both plaintiff and defendant indexes (microfilm), 1871-1963
Divorce Division index (microfiche), 1964-1980; 1981 forward electronic index
Chicago Heights, Calumet City, Blue Island indexes (microfilm), appx.1900-1963
Docket books and clerk's record books, 1871-1985 (majority stored offsite) --------------------------
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