This time, we’re looking at the Third District docket of Supreme Court cases.
Will County dominates the Third in population, with nearly four times the population of the next biggest county according to the 2020 census. Will has 47.82%. Peoria has 12.49% of the population among counties which produced cases. Rock Island County was 9.93%, Tazewell was 9.02% and LaSalle County was 7.53%. The remaining counties are all far smaller, with populations of 60,000 or less – Whiteside, Grundy, Knox, Warren, Marshall and Putnam.
Of course, Will and Peoria County accounted for most of the cases coming out of the Third District in the last decade. Will County had twelve cases, placing at least one on the Supreme Court’s civil docket in nine of the ten years. Peoria had five cases. The remaining cases were scattered – three in La Salle County and one each in Warren, Whiteside, Rock Island, Putnam, Tazewell, Marshall, Grundy and Knox counties.
Next up – the Fourth District.