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Expungement: Packets

The following material is taken from the Illinois Appeallate Defender’s Office at, with the assistance of Jackson County Clerk, Cindy Svanda.

IMPORTANT! If you are filing an action in Jackson County and want to ask the court to waive filing fees you will need to use the Application and Affidavit to Waive Filing Fees in Jackson County, which you can download here, instead of the Application to Sue as a Poor Person, which is included in the packets available for download below.

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1. How to clean your Illinois criminal record.

2. Application to sue as an Indigent person.

3. Indigent person order.



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