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MARCH 25, 2020

Three Employees Test Positive for Coronavirus

The Office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County announced today that three employees have tested positive for COVID-19. The employees – one Criminal Department employee working at the Domestic Violence Courthouse, 555 W. Harrison, and two Traffic Division employees working on the lower level of the Daley Center, 50 W. Washington – did not come in contact with each other and appear to have contracted COVID-19 outside of the Clerk’s Office locations. Two of the employees are in self isolation, have not been hospitalized, and last reported for work on March 19th. The third employee is also in self-isolation, but was released today after being hospitalized on March 20th and last reported for work on March 19th.

The Clerk’s Office’s Human Resources Department has communicated with the three employees to determine who they came into contact with while they were at work prior to receiving their diagnoses. Employees who were in close contact with the three diagnosed employees have been notified to self-quarantine at home and monitor themselves for any COVID-19 symptoms for a period of 14 days. Notification regarding the affected areas is also being sent to all Clerk’s Office employees.

The areas where the three employees worked have been sanitized, and additional deep cleaning for the impacted areas is being conducted today.

Attention Special Notices

  • 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.
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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

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Three Employees Test Positive for Coronavirus

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Three Employees Test Positive for Coronavirus

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Clerk Dorothy Brown Urges Limited In-Person Contact at Clerk’s Office During Coronavirus Health Concerns, Promotes Use of Remote Access Services

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Hon. Dorothy Brown, Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County, IL, is urging all court users to limit in-person contact at the Clerk’s Office during the coronavirus high-risk health environment, by increasing their use of the Clerk’s Office’s various remote access services, including the Clerk’s Office mobile app. Download the informational flyer about the available ways that the public can access the Clerk’s Office and obtain services remotely.

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Clerk Dorothy Brown To Hold Amnesty Week, Oct. 28th – Nov. 1st

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For five days, customers will get a break on paying collection fees on overdue fines at the Clerk’s Office

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