Cook County State's Attorney
Bad Check Restitution Program




Filing a Report

Why it Works


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Filing a Report: Step by Step

  1. Make personal contact with the check writer; if you are unsuccessful, send a courtesy notice. The check writer has 10 days to respond and remit payment. Sample Courtesy Notice.

  2. If you do not hear from the check writer or receive payment, click on “form download” for a printable bad check crime report form or go to sign up to file a check(s) online or if you already have a login click here to file your check on line with the program.

  3. Fill out the crime report form, attach originals or legal copies of all checks (including front and back of checks) and all supporting documents such as certified mail, return receipt or undelivered letter, copy of the "courtesy notice," and mail to the address below:

Victim Services, Inc. Mail Processing
Cook County State's Attorney 
Bad Check Restitution Program

P.O. Box 3203
Springfield, IL 62708-3203
(postal address only)

If you do not receive restitution within 90 days, contact the Cook
County State's Attorney Bad Check Restitution Program at 1-800-365-2960.