The 17th Judicial Circuit Court is the Illinois court of original jurisdiction in Winnebago County and Boone County. There are a total of 25 judicial circuits in the state.
Mission of the Illinois Judicial Branch -
To protect the rights and liberties of all by providing equal access to justice, resolving disputes, and upholding the rule of law pursuant to the powers and duties entrusted to us by the Illinois Constitution.
Our Core Values -
Fairness - impartial in our actions, decisions, and treatment of all.
Accountability - responsible and answerable for our conduct and performance, and transparent in the use of public funds.
Integrity - honest, trustworthy, and committed to the highest ethical and professional standards.
Respect - treat all with dignity, courtesy, and understanding.