Our next data set is the civil cases between 2000 and 2009 from the Third District.
Will County is by far the biggest county in the Third, with 43.25% of the population among the counties which contributed cases in this decade. Peoria County accounted for 11.91%. Rock Island was 9.42% and Tazewell was 8.64%. LaSalle and Kankakee counties were only 500 people apart in the 2010 census – 7.27% for LaSalle, 7.24% for Kankakee.
Turning to the case distribution, Will came closest to contributing at least one civil case to the Supreme Court each year, finishing the decade with 14 cases. Peoria County accounted for six cases. Rock Island had six. Tazewell had three, Knox and LaSalle County each had two. Kankakee, Putnam, Henry, Grundy and McDonough County each produced one case.
Next up: the Fourth District.