Circuit Clerk

Beth Sandusky

Circuit Clerk 100 S. Jackson Street, Room 2 McLeansboro, IL 62859

Phone: 618-643-3224 Email:


The Office of the Circuit Clerk is a state constitutional officer elected by the citizens of Hamilton County for a four year term. It is a non-judicial office of the Judicial Branch of Illinois State government. The Circuit Clerk’s office is committed to serving the citizens of Hamilton County and all participants in the judicial system in a timely, efficient, and competent manner. The Circuit Clerk maintains records for the entire Court system and is the official record keeper of all court related documents. The office serves as a source of data and information for various government agencies and the general public. The Circuit Clerk collects all fines, fees, costs, and penalties assessed pursuant to state statutes and county board resolutions and distributes those monies on a monthly basis to the county, state, and municipalities. In addition to standard fines and fees, the statutes allow for collections of these funds through filing fees that are used to support specific functions of the office. These funds allow the clerk to maintain records more efficiently and economically through computerization without the expenditure of tax dollars.

Online Records

Using the Judici, a third-party provided service to Illinois courts, you can lookup cases, court scheduling and other filings. See links provided below.

Search case information

  • Search our public records. See charges, payment listings and more. You can even subscribe to a case to be notified of changes.

Make a payment

Traffic tickets

  • DUI and traffic cases
  • Plea & pay “May Appear” traffic and conservation citations
  • Request supervision on “may appear” traffic citations [if this is applicable]

Pay fines & costs

  • Criminal cases (DUIs, ordinance violations, felonies and misdemeanors)

Services for attorneys