Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Circuit Court of Cook County is currently hearing all matters by videoconferencing until further order of the court with the exception of jury trials
Read General Administrative Order 2020-2 for Information regarding video, telephone or in-person Hearings
Please note that the presiding judge may order an in-person appearance at their discretion. Masks or face coverings, temperature and health screenings are required to be admitted into all courthouses.
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. 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 at the Daley Center.
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 GAO 2020-02.
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 website, to verify.
To find out the date of your rescheduled court hearing, you may use one of the following methods: