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Jury Pay Under Illinois Law

Question: How much money do jurors get paid for performing their civic duty? Answer: Under a new Illinois law effective in 2015, jurors will get an increase in pay to $25 for the first day and $50 for each additional day. Previously, Cook County paid $17.20 per day, with other Illinois counties paying a minimum of $4 to $10 a day. The law also reduces the number of jurors in civil cases from 12 to six. For more information about Illinois law, visit If you have a legal question, send it to


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