To retrieve Cook County Criminal Court Records a 2-step process is required. The criminal court records are not stored at the courthouse, only the index is. If a criminal court case is found in the index, the records will be transferred from an off site storage facility for viewing on another day. This process can take a few weeks. I will then go back to the courthouse once the file has arrived, view it, digitally color scan it for you and upload it. If no case is found in the index, I only charge $10.00 for my index search fee.