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Clerk Dorothy Brown reduces in-person contact at the Clerk's Office due to coronavirus health concerns. Click here for information about how to schedule an appointment, available remote access services, how to pay by phone, emailing motions for bail review, and background-checkers service by appointment. Click here for COVID-19 press releases.

Chief Judge Timothy Evans limits court hearings through May 18. Click here for press release and general order.

Effective May 28, 2020, until further order of the court, in light of the global coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic... READ MORE

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.
  • 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

Latest Media Releases

More Media

Clerk Dorothy Brown Provides Host of Ways Public Can Get Next Court Date Info, In Light of Non-Emergency Court Hearings Being Rescheduled Until After July 6

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Hon. Dorothy Brown, Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County, IL, announced today that the
Clerk’s Office is providing a number of ways for the public to obtain up-to-date court hearing dates and other court case information, following Chief Judge Timothy Evans’ May 28th General Administrative Order (GAO) that rescheduled and continued all non-emergency matters in all Cook County Circuit Court Districts and Divisions until after July 6.

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Clerk Dorothy Brown Launches CCC Attorney Portal for Illinois Licensed Attorneys to Search Criminal Cases via the Internet

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Hon. Dorothy Brown, Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County, IL, announced today the official launch of CCC Attorney Portal on the Clerk’s Office’s website (www.cookcountyclerkofcourt.org/attyportal), granting attorneys with active licenses in Illinois, access to, and search abilities for, criminal cases online.

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Three Employees Test Positive for Coronavirus

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Three Employees Test Positive for Coronavirus

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