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Illinois Appellate Defender's Office  - (Expungements)  CLEAR YOUR RECORD

The State Appellate Defender's Office is charged with the responsibility of providing forms and information to those wishing to Seal or Expunge certain court records. Read all instructions and forms at the link carefully to make sure you are eligible and which forms you should use. In Stephenson County, the following procedures will apply:

  • The cost of Sealing or Expunging a Court Record is a total of $120.00.
  • This includes a $60.00 filing fee, plus a $60.00 State Police fee.
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Illinois State Police Sex Offender List

The Sex Offender Registry was created in response to the Illinois Legislature's determination to facilitate access to publicly available information about persons convicted of sex offenses, when such charge results in one of the following:

  • A conviction for the commission of the offense or attempt to commit the offense,
  • A finding of not guilty by reason of insanity of committing the offense or attempting to commit the offense, or
  • A finding not resulting in an acquittal at a hearing for the alleged commission or attempted commission of the offense.
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JUDICI contains a database of the public portion of court records in area counties. To search Stephenson County court records at JUDICI

  • On the home page, click the Participating Courts link.
  • From the list of courts, select Stephenson County, IL.
  • On the Stephenson County, IL, court page, click the Cases link.
  • On this fourth page, click the Search link.
  • Finally, enter a case number, name or charge to find archived files.

PayCourt (formerly known as Credit Collection Partners - CCP) is an 80-year-old Taylorville, Ill.-based government collection agency that contracts with Illinois county state’s attorneys to recoup fines owed by defendants found liable in the county courts. PayCourt ensures the counties collect fines rightfully owed that help to fund critical court and county-sponsored programs, such as probation services, court security, and other critical social services for county residents.

Voices of Stephenson County – Supporting Survivors of Domestic and Sexual Violence (

At VOICES of Stephenson County, we believe in survivors and respect their decisions. For some, that may mean speaking their truths and expressing their stories. Others may remain silent. All have one goal in mind: to live free from violence. 

We equip survivors with the tools they need to move forward with their lives. Assistance is only a click or call away.

Self Legal Help Links Below:

Access To Justice

The ATJ Commission focuses on improvements, resources, and programs within the judicial system that help self-represented litigants and limited English proficient litigants access our courts, assist legal aid and pro bono attorneys in representing their clients, and support the judiciary and other court staff in ensuring justice for all.

Illinois Court Help

Illinois Court Help connects you to the information you need to go to court. It's a free service from the Illinois Courts.

Illinois Free Legal Answers

  • Illinois Free Legal Answers is a virtual legal advice clinic in which qualifying users post civil and civil appeal legal questions at no cost to be answered by pro bono attorneys licensed in their state.

Illinois Legal Aid Online

ILAO helps put the law within reach for everyone with a legal problem in Illinois, regardless of their location, income, and education.
Small Estate Affidavit

Illinois Supreme Court - Standardized State Forms

Official Site of the Illinois Supreme Court that has many helpful links to approved state standardized forms.

Prairie State Legal Services, Inc.

303 North Main Street
Rockford, IL 61101

Telephone:       (815) 965-2902
Toll Free:           (800) 892-2985
TDD:                   (815) 965-5114
Fax:                      (815) 965-1081

If you are 60 and over and in need of legal advice, please contact the Stephenson County Senior Center at (815) 235-9777 and ask to set up an appointment with an Attorney from Prairie State Legal Services, Inc.

Stephenson County Legal Self-Help Center

  • Free internet-based legal self-help
  • Helps you to find information about legal problems
  • videos on what to do in court
  • court documents


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