In this article, our Illinois appeals attorneys discuss appealing court decisions in Illinois. In Illinois, many court decisions can be used using different methods under the law. In Illinois, cases are initially filed and heard in the county circuit courts. These are also known as “trial courts” because the circuit courts are the level on which each side presents evidence and jury and bench trials are held in order to make findings of fact. After final judgment is rendered in the trial court, or after certain types of orders have been entered by the trial court judge prior to final judgment, the parties can seek to appeal to the appellate court in order to have the circuit court’s order reversed. The appellate court will review the record of the trial court along with briefs written by both parties and decide whether to reverse the trial court’s ruling, uphold it, or order some further action by the trial court. If the appellate court reverses or upholds the trial court ruling, the losing party can then appeal to the Illinois Supreme Court. Final judgments by the trial court that resolve all of the claims made against all of the parties to the case are appealable. Notice of Appeal must be filed within 30 days of the judgment order or within 30 days of the disposition of any post-judgment motions that seek to alter the judgment.