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Where to Find Help

UPDATED June 17, 2011

Courthouse Locations


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WomensLaw regrets that these resources have not been updated recently.  However, please note that the legal content on the Know the Laws section is updated annually and the rest of the website is also updated regularly.

Below is a list of courthouses where you can file for a protection order.  (If you want to file for custody, divorce, or anything else, you may want to call the courthouse to make sure that the court we have listed is the proper courthouse.)  At the courthouse, the clerk will provide you with the forms that you need to file.  In addition, each court in Illinois has a self-help center where you can get help finding and preparing court forms.  You will also find links to online forms at our IL Download Court Forms page.  For further help, you may want to reach out to a local domestic violence program or a legal services organization.  You can find links to both types of organizations on our IL Where to Find Help page.



Fourth Judicial Circuit
221 South Seventh
Vandalia, 62471-2755
Phone: (618) 283-5009
Fax: (217) 279-3445


Eleventh Judicial Circuit
200 West State, Box 80
Paxton, 60957-0080
Phone: (217) 379-2641
Fax: (217) 379-3445


Second Judicial Circuit
100 Public Square
P.O. Box 485
Benton, 62812-2264
Phone: (618) 439-2011
Fax: (618) 439-4119


Ninth Judicial Circuit
100 North Main St., P.O. Box 152
Lewistown, 61542-0152
Phone: (309) 547-3041
Fax: (309) 547-3674

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