Court: United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois
The United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois (in case citations, S.D. Ill.) is a Federal district court covering approximately the southern third of the state of Illinois.
Appeals from the Southern District of Illinois are taken to the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit (except for patent claims and claims against the U.S. government under the Tucker Act, which are appealed to the Federal Circuit).
It has three courthouses, at Benton, Cairo and East St. Louis. At present, four judges are assigned to this district.