EFFECTIVE JULY 6, 2020, CIRCUIT COURT BEGINS HEARING ALL MATTERS BY VIDEOCONFERENCING*

(*except as otherwise ordered by the assigned judge). Click here for press release and general order.

Click Here for Contact Information for Video/Telephone/In-Person Hearings

TO HELP WITH SOCIAL DISTANCING, PLEASE LIMIT IN-PERSON VISITS TO COURTHOUSES TO ONLY THOSE PERSONS REQUIRED TO APPEAR.

Click here for Cook County Resumption of Services Plan.

GET NEXT COURT DATE BY TEXT, EMAIL, OR AUTOMATED VOICE SYSTEM; CONTACT COURT FOR VIDEO/TELEPHONE/IN-PERSON HEARINGS; SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT; USE CLERK’S OFFICE REMOTE ACCESS SERVICES; PAY BY PHONE; EMAIL BAIL REVIEW MOTIONS AND BACKGROUND-CHECKERS SERVICE BY APPOINTMENT

Clerk Dorothy Brown urges limiting in-person contact at the Clerk's Office to help stop the spread of COVID-19. Click here for information about how to get your next court date by text or email or by automated interactive voice system contact the court for video/telephone/in-person hearings info, schedule an appointment, or pay by phone; also get information on available Clerk’s Office remote access services, emailing motions for bail review, and background-checkers service by appointment.

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CIRCUIT COURT WILL BEGIN HEARING ALL MATTERS BY VIDEOCONFERENCING, EFFECTIVE JULY 6... READ MORE

 

Attention Special Notices

  • TRAINING for VOLUNTEER ATTORNEYS for the 2020 DOROTHY BROWN VIRTUAL EXPUNGEMENT SUMMIT. Click here for more information.
  • EFFECTIVE SEPT. 9, 2019, Attorneys eFiling Tax Objection case types in the County Division MUST insert Cook County Attorney Code (CCAC)/Firm Number. Click here for more information.
  • CHANGES TO CIVIL, CRIMINAL AND TRAFFIC FEES EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2019 Click here for more information
  • The Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Pretrial Practices is hosting a series of Public Hearings. Click here for more information
  • The Illinois Supreme Court Rules Committee will hold a Public Hearing on June 19, 2019. Click here for more information
  • ILLINOIS SUPREME COURT MANDATED eFILING FOR ALL CIVIL CASE TYPES (except Quasi Criminal, Housing, and Wills) AS OF JULY 1, 2018. Get more information to starting filing.
  • Electronic Appeals filings MANDATORY, effective July 1, 2017. See details on our Legal Notices page.
  • New Expungement and Sealing Laws, effective January 1, 2017 are now available for viewing on our Legal Notices page.
  • Electronic Filing (eFiling) charges are taxable as court costs. See details on our Legal Notices page.
  • Access case dockets, traffic tickets, and more from your MOBILE DEVICE. Download and install for Android and iOS devices
  • Sign up for CASE MANAGEMENT E-NOTICES which have replaced postcard notices. Sign up Now!
New Technologies in the County Division

County Division’s launch of eFileIL and Odyssey Case Manager

New Technologies in the County Division

County Division’s launch of eFileIL and Odyssey Case Manager

2017 Bureau Retreat

The Clerk of the Circuit Court’s Annual Employee Bureau Retreat

2017 Bureau Retreat

New Case Management Launch

2017 Expungement Summit Attendees

More than 500 attendees assisted at Expungement Summit 2017 in Cicero, IL

Criminal Justice Legislation 2017

Criminal Justice Legislation 2017

Cicero Digital Center Opening

Cicero Digital Center Opening

Introducing Court Clerk Mobile Connect for your Smartphone

Introducing Court Clerk Mobile Connect for your Smartphone

New Attorneys Seminar 2013

New Attorneys Seminar 2013

Probate Filing Program 2013

Probate Filing Program 2013

Launching Electronic Ticketing System

Launching Electronic Ticketing System

Introducing our new Digital Access Terminals

Introducing our new Digital Access Terminals

Senior Festival at Millennium Park

Senior Festival at Millennium Park

Upcoming Events

17 Aug 2020
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Webinar Training Series
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20 Aug 2020
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24 Aug 2020
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27 Aug 2020
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31 Aug 2020
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03 Sep 2020
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Latest Media Releases

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Clerk Dorothy Brown Adds Texting Service for Getting Next Court Dates

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Hon. Dorothy Brown, Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County, IL, announced today that due to the many changes in court dates, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and recognizing that some people may not have access to a computer, the public may now obtain up-to-date court hearing dates by text.

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Clerk Dorothy Brown Speaks on the Significance of Juneteenth 2020: Now is the Time for True, Lasting Change

  • img6/19/2020

Hon. Dorothy Brown, Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County, IL, issued statement in recognition of Juneteenth 2020.

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Clerk Dorothy Brown Reflects on the Murder of George Floyd and How the Black Lives Matter Movement MUST Bring 'Change for Blacks'

  • img6/9/2020

Hon. Dorothy Brown, Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois, released a statement about the murder of George Floyd and the Black Lives Matter movement.

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