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Welcome to the U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois.  This is the federal trial court which serves the forty-six counties in the heart of Illinois.  This court hears cases in Peoria, Urbana, Springfield, and Rock Island.

This is an Electronic Filing court.  For more information, including registration forms, administrative procedures, privacy policies, and answers to frequently asked questions, please visit the Electronic Case Filing page of this web site.

Click here to log in to this court's Electronic Case Filing system


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New The U. S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois has proposed an amendment to Local Rule 83.7. 

  • Public Notice here.
  • Proposed Rule 83.7 here.


The Seventh Circuit Council has authorized promulgation of pattern jury instructions on two more topics: Patent Law and the Federal Employers Liability Act.

The Seventh Circuit Pattern Civil Jury Instructions Committee posts these proposed pattern civil jury instructions covering the Family Medical Leave Act(FMLA) for public comment. 

Please send any comments to Chief Judge Robert L. Miller, Jr. either by e-mail ( or by mail (325 Robert A. Grant Federal Building, 204 S. Main St., South Bend, IN 46601). Comments will be accepted until June 30, 2008. The committee welcomes any suggestions.

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New page devoted to the case of Johnson v. Board of Education Champaign Community Unit School District #4, Case No. 00-CV-1349


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