When a court makes a mistake in its ruling, either side could have an opportunity to overturn the decision. To do this, the appropriate appellate court has to hear the issue. There are five appellate districts in Illinois, and one federal court for the Illinois-Wisconsin-Indiana tri-state area.
If you believe the verdict you received during a trial at a circuit court in Illinois was made in error, you have the right to appeal. The appeal process has numerous steps, and it's important to understand these steps even when you have professional legal representation. To help you along, the Illinois Courts offers the following information.