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You are going to need to go directly to the Cook County Clerk of Court to get that record. You can first check and see if you locate the record with the case number XXXXX searching the online database. Here is a link to the online database.
Once you locate the court records with a court file number or even if you cannot locate the record you are going to need to contact the Cook County Clerk of Court by phone to request the Certified copy of the probate file. It is public record so there will be no issue with the release of the file to you. You likely will have a pay a fee to receive a certified copy of the file. Here is a link to the Clerk of Probate court's contact information: http://www.cookcountyclerkofcourt.org/?section=DDPage&DDPage=4200
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