Pursuant to General Order 1.2,2.1(f), the Criminal Division hears criminal actions and prosecutions, commenced by indictment or information, except for those actions heard in the Domestic Violence Division, related matters arising under the Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Code, as amended (405 ILCS 5/1-100 et seq.) and proceedings commenced under the Sexually Violent Persons Commitment Act, (725 ILCS 207/1 et seq.).
The Criminal Division also hears criminal actions and proceedings concerning habeas corpus and extradition in criminal matters and petitions to expunge records of arrest pursuant to the Criminal Identification Act of 1931, as amended (20 ILCS 2630/0.01 et seq.).
The Criminal Division hears cases in which the state alleges the commission of a serious criminal act such as:
Parking is available to jury members, attorneys, members of the Chicago Police Department, subpoenaed witnesses and family members and criminal court staff. Be prepared to show your employee ID card or your jury summons to the Sheriff's Deputy.
The parking lot and parking structure are located off of the southeast corner of 26th Street and California Ave.
Public parking is available through metered street parking and at pay lots located on California Avenue just north of 26th street.
All Cook County Courthouses can be reached by public transportation. To create an itinerary over the phone, or for the most current routes and schedules for both city and suburb via – ADA Paratransit, CTA, METRA or PACE Bus, call the RTA Travel Information Center at (312) 836-7000 or TDD/TTY (312) 836-4949 or visit their website for information and use the trip planner.
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