Court Records Search
Don R. Everhart, Jr., Mclean County Circuit Clerk, is pleased to present this information for public access.
Freedom of Information Act: Court records are exempt from the requirements of the Act. The judiciary is exempt. Copley Press, Inc. v. Administrative Office of the Courts, 271 Ill. App. 3d 548, 553-54 (1995). Nonjudicial members of the judicial branch, such as the clerks of the courts, are exempt. (Newman, Raiz & Shelmadine, LLC v. Brown, 394 Ill. App. 3d 602, 606 (2009).
This information pertains only to cases held before the Courts of McLean County, IL. It is provided as a service and is not considered the official court record. The Court and the Circuit Clerk do not provide any warranties ensuring its accuracy. It is the responsibility of the individual to ensure that they meet any requirements as set forth by the courts. In no event shall the Court or the Circuit Clerk be liable for damages of any nature, including any loss of profits, lost savings, or other incidental or consequential damages arising from your use or inability to use this internet service.
Remote access is governed by the Illinois Supreme Court Remote Access Policy.
Because this information is not being drawn from our real-time system, recent events may not appear as soon as they occur.
IMPORTANT: For those performing background checks, when searching Traffic and Criminal cases, please know if the name searched upon changes at the top of the display, it is because the name searched upon has been used as an alias by the person whose name defaults at the top of the display. The system defaults to the individual’s primary name. It may therefore be necessary to confirm an identity by writing to or by visiting the Circuit Clerk’s office. View information on requesting a record (background) check.
Traffic and Criminal Cases
Full years of Circuit Clerk data are available from 1991 - present. Case searches for years prior to 1991 may be done by pre-paid written request ($6.00 per year, per person) or by visiting on-site and searching manual books in person.
OPEN cases: Circuit Clerk data is available from 2008 - present.
CLOSED cases: Circuit Clerk data is available for seven (7) years from today’s date.
Should a name and case number appear with a "no information available" message, a written inquiry including the name and case number should be submitted to the Circuit Clerk.