Court Information in Your Inbox

Judici, the entity that puts case information online for Coles County and 49 other Illinois counties, recently came out with a nifty new feature that makes it easy to monitor a case.  Judici calls the feature Judici Case Watch.  A user of Judici Case Watch will get an e-mail from Judici whenever a court uploads new information about a case the user is monitoring.  It costs $2.99 to subscribe to a case.

Subscribing to a case is easy.  First, search for a case you are looking for.  Second, click on the case number and then look for the following graphic.

When you find the graphic, click on it and then complete the checkout process. It’s that easy.

Now, who would be interested in this feature?  Off the top of my head, I think it would be useful to defendants, their family members, and victims.  For example, if a defendant uses this service, he will know when his attorney or the prosecution files a motion or other court document.  If family members use this service, they will be notified of the defendant’s next court date.   If a victim subscribes to the service, she will know when the case resolves and what the resolution is.

Jeremy Richey

Post Updated: 3/20/09

4 Responses to “Court Information in Your Inbox”

  1. 1 Wilson October 12, 2008 at 8:15 pm


    This service is also available from VINELink at no cost. VINELink is the online version of VINE (Victim Information and Notification Everyday), the National Victim Notification Network. You can access the
    free service through or directly by going to:

  2. 2 Wilson October 12, 2008 at 8:32 pm

    The direct link that I previously posted will not work – try this: > click on Illinois > chose Illinois Statewide (unless you want Cook) > Chose Search & Register and right below that tab chose VINE Courts. You should be able to register your e-mail or phone to receive updated case information.

  3. 3 Jeremy October 12, 2008 at 10:13 pm

    Thanks for the tip.

  4. 4 Jeremiah November 3, 2008 at 1:45 pm

    Vine just let’s you know when the status of a case changes. There is quite a bit of other things that go on before a status change. Including what your atty is actually doing on the case. I wrote the software that both VINE and Judici use behind the scenes for certain IL counties, and judici if far better if you want to track activity on a case. Find out that they moved, chnaged their phone number, switch attys, got arrested, or filed a motion. Vine is the way to go if you just want an email that says a defendant was found guilty and was sentenced or has an upcomming hearing.

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