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CIRCUIT COURT WILL BEGIN HEARING ALL MATTERS BY VIDEOCONFERENCING, EFFECTIVE JULY 6... READ MORE
It is the mission of the Office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County to serve the citizens of Cook County and the participants in the judicial system in an efficient, effective and ethical manner. All services, information and court records will be provided with courtesy and cost efficiency.
ATTENTION: READ THIS ENTIRE NOTICE for important information on getting your next Court Date, eFiling instructions; Pay-by-Phone, Remote Access and Appointment-Only Services, and Emailing Motions for Bail Review.
FACE MASK/COVERING, TEMPERATURE CHECK AND HEALTH SCREENING REQUIRED
FOR ALL COURTHOUSES – NO ADMITTANCE OTHERWISE
Effective June 26, 2020, until further order of the court, in light of the global coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic,
and in order to protect the health and safety of the general public and court employees, the Chief Judge of the
Circuit Court entered General Administrative Order 2020-02
(Link to GAO 2020-02). Until further order of court,
effective July 6, 2020, the circuit court will begin hearing all matters in all Districts and Divisions of the court
with the exception of jury trials.
Judges will be available in person or remotely in each Division, Department, and District to hear emergency matters
, as determined by the Presiding Judge of the respective division or district.
Except as otherwise ordered by the assigned judge, all hearings shall be conducted by videoconferencing. If it is not reasonably
possible to conduct a hearing by videoconference, it may be conducted by teleconference.
Please click below for information on the Video/Telephone/In-Person Hearings.
All in-person traffic and misdemeanor matters are continued until further order of court. Notice of
the new court date shall be provided to the defendant by the Clerk of the Circuit Court. Emergency proceedings in
misdemeanor cases will be heard as provided in General Administrative Order 2020-02.
Cases assigned to the branch courts in the city of Chicago at 3150 West Flournoy Street, 5555 W. Grand
Ave., and 727 E. 111th St. shall resume hearings at these locations via teleconference or videoconference
whenever it is reasonably possible; otherwise, at the discretion of the judge presiding, in person
hearings shall be allowed.
Petitions for emergency orders in cases where the parties are not involved in a pending Domestic Relations
matter shall be heard at 555 West Harrison (Chicago) and in
Districts 2, 3, 5 and 6.
Emergency petitions in Probate or Domestic Relations cases will be heard in those divisions in the Daley Center.
Petitioners may participate in hearings via videoconference.
All court matters may continue to be electronically filed with the Clerk of the Court, or
pursuant to the exemptions enumerated in Illinois Supreme Court Rule 9.
(Please note that if your court date is still showing as being in June, the date has not been updated, please wait to receive a new
postcard or email notice, and/or check back on the website at a later date. Also, if you call the automated
system, and it says, “NO NEXT COURT DATE”, please TEXT or EMAIL the specific Division, Department or District,
or CHECK THE MOBILE APP or the WEBSITE, to VERIFY.)
TO LEARN THE DATE OF YOUR RESCHEDULED COURT HEARING, YOU MAY USE ONE OF THE FOLLOWING METHODS:
Court users are encouraged to utilize eFiling for court filings, pay-by-phone to pay for services, and/or
schedule appointments for In-Person Clerk’s Office services. Click here for a comprehensive list of the
Clerk’s Office’s Remote Access Services. Contacting the Clerk’s Office by email is preferred for faster
service, click here for email addresses to make in-person appointments.
Attorneys are encouraged to UTILIZE EFILING to submit civil case documents for filing.
Click to eFile your case.
Attorneys are encouraged to email motions
for BAIL REVIEW. See table below for where to email
motions for BAIL REVIEW.
Background-Checkers Service is available by appointment only.
Click here for information on scheduling a time slot.
PLEASE NOTE: Masks/Face Coverings are required in the Daley Center, all Courthouse Buildings,
and all other Clerk's Office locations. If you do not have a mask, the building may provide you with one,
if available. Availability is not guaranteed.