Felony Preliminary Hearings


A felony preliminary hearing is a pretrial proceeding in which a judge determines whether there is probable cause to believe a felony was committed and, if so, whether there is probable cause to believe that it was the defendant who committed the felony. 

When there is a finding of probable cause, the case is sent to the Presiding Judge of the Criminal Division for assignment to a trial court.

In the First Municipal District (Chicago), the branch numbers and locations in which felony preliminary hearings conducted are:

Arrests made in/by

Court Location

Court Schedule

Citywide Felony Traffic Arrests

Branch 2*

9 a.m.

Chicago Police Department:

·Districts 3, 4 and 5; and

·Area South Detectives – Unit 620 and Gang Section Area South – Unit 312

Branch 38*

Court Call 2

9 a.m.

Chicago Police Department:

·District 6

Branch 38*

Court Call 4

1 p.m.

Chicago Police Department:

·District 22

Branch 38*

Court Call 5

2:30 p.m.

Chicago Police Department:

·Districts 18 and 20

·Public Transportation Section – Unit 701; and

·Area North Detective Division – Unit 630 and Gang Section Area North – Unit 313
 

Branch 42*

Court Call 1

9 a.m.

 

Chicago Police Department:

·Districts 23 and 24

·Marine Unit 05

Branch 42*

Court Call 4

1 p.m.

Chicago Police Department:

·District 1

Branch 42*

Court Call 5

2:30 p.m.

Chicago Police Department:

·Districts 11 and 13

·Bomb and Arson Section – Unit 603; and

·Vice Control Section – Unit 192

Branch 44*

Court Call 2

9 a.m.

Chicago Police Department:

·District 10

Branch 44*

Court Call 4

1 p.m.

Chicago Police Department:

·District 12

Branch 44*

Court Call 5

2:30 p.m.

Chicago Police Department:

·Districts 7 and 9;

·Area Central Detective Division – Unit 610 and Gang Section Area Central – Unit 311

Branch 48*

Court Call 2

9 a.m.

 

Chicago Police Department:

·District 8

Branch 48*

Court Call 4

1 p.m.

Chicago Police Department:

·District 2

Branch 48*

Court Call 5

2:30 p.m.

Chicago Police Department:

·Districts 15, 16 and 17

Branch 50*

Court Call 2

9 a.m.

Chicago Police Department:

·District 25

Branch 50*

Court Call 4

1 p.m.

Chicago Police Department:

·District 14

Branch 50*

Court Call 5

2:30 p.m.

Chicago Police Department citywide for:

·Homicide

·Felony Sex Offenses

·Attempted Murder of a Police Officer

·All juveniles charged as an adult with a felony offense

·Felony Sex Offender Registration Offenses

Branch 66

12 noon

Chicago Police Department

Citywide for individuals wanted on fugitive warrants issued out of state and in Illinois counties outside of Cook County

Branch 98

11:30 a.m.

 

*Not heard in this branch:

    • Felony traffic offenses
    • Attempted murder of a police officer
    • Juveniles charged as adults with a felony offense
    • Felony sex offender registration offenses
    • Fugitive warrants

See below for Branch addresses:

Branch 2
George N. Leighton Criminal Court Building
2600 South California Avenue, Room 102
Chicago, Illinois 60608
Phone:  (773) 674-3072

Branch 38
727 East 111th Street, 1st Floor
Chicago, Illinois 60628
Phone:  (773) 982-3033 

Branch 42
2425 West Belmont Avenue, 1st Floor
Chicago, Illinois 60618
Phone:  (773) 404-3304 

Branch 44
3150 West Flournoy Street, 1st Floor
Chicago, Illinois 60612
Phone:  (773) 265-8915 

Branch 48
155 West 51st Street, 1st Floor
Chicago, Illinois 60609
Phone:  (773) 373-8877 

Branch 50
5555 West Grand Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60639
Phone:  (773) 804-6140 

Branch 66
George N. Leighton Criminal Court Building
2600 South California Avenue, Room 101
Chicago, Illinois 60608
Phone:  (773) 674-3072 

Branch 98
George N. Leighton Criminal Court Building
2600 South California Avenue, Room 101
Chicago, Illinois 60608
Phone:  (773) 674-3072

 

 

 

 

 

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