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2021 Appellate Court
Mission Statement The Illinois court system serves the people by providing an impartial and accessible forum for resolving the disputes of citizens, interpreting laws, and protecting the rights and liberties guaranteed by our state and federal constitutions.
Program Goals and Objectives
  1. Fairness: This goal includes the dignified treatment of all individuals, the application of the laws appropriate to the circumstances of individual cases, and a judiciary that is representative of the diversity of the community.
    1. Accessibility: Courts should be convenient, timely, and affordable to everyone.
      1. Accountability: This goal includes the ability of the court system and its judges and staff to use public resources efficiently.
        1. Effectiveness: The ability of the courts to uphold the law and apply rules and procedures both timely and consistently across cases throughout the state.
          Source of Funds General Revenue Fund Statutory Authority Illinois Constitution, Article VI
          Fiscal Year 2022 Target/Projected Fiscal Year 2021 Actual Fiscal Year 2021 Target/Projected Fiscal Year 2020 Actual Fiscal Year 2019 Actual
          Input Indicators
          Total expenditures - all sources (in thousands) $ 40,537.3 $ 39,419.1 $ 40,111.9 $ 38,399.2 $ 37,458.6
          Total expenditures - state appropriated funds (in thousands) $ 40,537.3 $ 39,419.1 $ 40,111.9 $ 38,399.2 $ 37,458.6
          Average monthly full-time equivalents 355.0 344.0 363.0 345.0 343.0
          Output Indicators
          Number of case opinions issued (a) N/A 674.0 N/A 699.0 727.0
          Number of Rule 23 Orders issued (b) N/A 2,385 N/A 2,333 2,613
          Total cases filed N/A 3,837 N/A 4,782 5,658
          Number of civil cases filed N/A 2,190 N/A 2,635 3,215
          Number of criminal cases filed N/A 1,647 N/A 2,147 2,443
          Outcome Indicators
          Total cases disposed N/A 5,392 N/A 5,777 6,247
          Percentage of civil cases disposed N/A 43.7% N/A 47.8% 53.7%
          Percentage of criminal cases disposed N/A 56.3% N/A 52.2% 46.3%
          Efficiency/Cost-Effectiveness Indicators
          Average caseload per judicial officer N/A 71.0 N/A 89.0 105.0
          Average cost per case filed (in dollars) N/A $ 10,273.00 N/A $ 8,030.00 $ 6,620.00
          Footnotes
          Published cases. Non-published orders or summary orders

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