Welcome to the Madison County Jury Commission
i-Juror Information Website
The function of the Jury Commission is to qualify jurors for service to the Courts as a Petit, Grand or Coroner's Juror and to make available sufficient numbers as required. The source for these potential jurors is a combined list of the drivers, voters, IL identification cards and IL disabled ID cardholders of Madison County.
During the course of a year, over 5,000 people will be present as potential jurors in the Madison County Court and many thousands more will come into contact with the Courts as litigants, witnesses, or defendants.
The Third Judicial Circuit of Illinois is one of 23 circuits in which the legislature has divided the court system for administrative purposes. Each circuit is made up of 1 to 12 counties, depending upon county population. The Third Circuit is composed of Madison County and Bond County. Although the court system in both counties is administered generally by the Chief Judge of the Circuit, the Circuit Court in each county functions separately.
The Circuit Court in Madison County is staffed by 8 Circuit Judges and 13 Associate Circuit Judges. The Circuit Court in Bond County is staffed by the Resident Circuit Judge in that county.
In addition to the Court staff, various other County officers perform vital, supporting functions. The most important of these is the Circuit Clerk who is responsible for the filing and processing of thousands of cases each year. Elected by the voters of Madison County, the Circuit Clerk also handles all of the fees, fines, and other monies that go through the courts.
During the course of a year, approximately 95,000 cases will be initiated in the Madison County Circuit Court. Of this number, approximately 1,500 will be major Law cases involving up to millions of dollars. Approximately 3,300 will be Criminal Felony cases involving charges of murder, rape, armed robbery, burglary, or other felonies. The balance will be Traffic, Small Claims, Tax, Probate, Family, and other Civil cases. Although Madison County ranks 8th in population in the state and has a busy court system. It should also be noted that of the approximately 95,000 cases that are initiated each year, most will be disposed of and completed during the year in which they are initiated.
Trial by Jury is a keystone of our system of justice. Jury service is therefore, both an opportunity and an obligation of every American citizen.
If you have questions pertaining to your jury service, click on FAQ at the top. You may also contact the Jury Commission during regular office hours, 8:00 a.m - 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. The Madison County Courthouse is closed all legal holidays.