Instant Access to Illinois State, County and Municipal Records

"Publicly available records are a fundamental guarantee of our Freedoms & Democracy."
William Ratcher - Founder of

Illinois Public Records

In accordance with the Illinois Freedom of Information Act, this website provides every person living in Illinois with the right to obtain, observe, and search for public records. The act specifies that all records and government information are presumed public and available to citizens: (5 ILCS 140/) Freedom of Information Act.

The goal of this website is provide access to this public records in an expedient and concise manner, and without requiring personal information unless the requested information is ruled confidential by law, or court decision.

Illinois State Records contain this information: Criminal Records, Court Records, Vital Records and State Background Checks; including over 110 million transparent public records.

In this portal, a search function enables citizens to search for and be presented with information immediately and accurately. The Illinois public records presented on this website begin in the year 1800 and from all 102 counties, which ensures Illinois abides by the commitment of the  United States of America to remain a “fair and just” society for all.