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

The Illinois State Records mission is to provide every person the right to detect, obtain, preview and examine public records, consequently providing residents of the state of Illinois are provided access in accordance with the Illinois Freedom Information Act, which cites that all government records are presumed available for public investigation:

The main goal is to enable all members of the general public the right to access Illinois state public records easily, efficiently and concisely, without the requester having to specify a “need to know,” because the law represents a more comprehensive guarantee of the public’s right to access these records.

Illinois State Records maintains information about the following subjects: Criminal Records, Court Records, Vital Records and State Background Checks; the information is over 110 million proper public records.