Will County has submitted a request to the Administrative Director of the Administrative Office of the Illinois Courts to implement the acceptance of electronic pleas of guilty. This request is currently pending.
Electronic Transfer of Record on Appeal to Third District Appellate Court
On October 1, 2012, the Illinois Supreme Court filed M.R. 18368, which expanded a pilot project that authorized the electronic transfer of the record on appeal originating in Rock Island County to the Third District Appellate Court to include the record on appeal originating in Will County.
Under the pilot project, one official record pursuant to Supreme Court rules will remain but a mirror record will be produced electronically with identical pagination. The accessible electronic record will include transcripts of the trial and associated hearings, motions, other pleadings and documents. It will exclude exhibits such as photos and physical evidence such as weapons, clothing and the like. The pilot will allow attorneys, parties and appellate justices to electronically view, access and work from the official record of cases on appeal.
The pilot makes the physical transfer of the record unnecessary, removes the cost of repeatedly transporting the record back and forth from the Appellate Clerk's office.