Welcome to the U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois. This federal trial court serves the forty-six counties in the heart of Illinois. This court hears cases in Peoria, Urbana, Springfield and Rock Island.
Contact the Clerk's Office using the appropriate addresses and telephone numbers below with any questions about cases which are, or have been, before the Court.
All Clerk's Offices are open from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., Central Time, Monday through Friday.
Juror Reporting Information: 1-800-860-8044
Filing Fee Increase
At its September 2012 session, the Judicial Conference of the United States approved a new $50 general administrative fee for filing a civil action, suit, or proceeding in a district court. As a result, the fee for filing a civil case will increase from $350 to $400 effective May 1, 2013.
The administrative fee does not apply to miscellaneous civil cases, habeas corpus cases or to cases filed by pro se prisoner plaintiffs that have been provisionally granted permission to proceed in forma pauperis.