Honorable Mark J. Ballard
Circuit Court of Cook County
50 West Washington Street, Room 1109
Richard J. Daley Center
Chicago, Illinois 60602
The Housing Section of the Circuit Court of Cook County is a section within the First Municipal District. The Housing Section hears cases involving municipal housing code violations dealing with all structures including residential, commercial, industrial, and institutional in Chicago and unincorporated Cook County.
The Building Code matters are divided into the following court calls within the Housing Section:
- Condominium Conversion
- Conservation (properties which can be brought into compliance)
- Criminal Public Nuisance
- Demolition and Prove-up of Liens
- Exterior Walls/Facades
- Fire Protection
- Lead Paint
- Public Places of Amusement
- Single Room Occupancy
- Strategic Task Force Implementation
In addition to code violations, the section also hears appeals from the City of Chicago and the County of Cook Department of Administrative Hearings. In addition, Calendars 65, 66 and 67 hear vacant building foreclosure cases filed by banks and lien holders.
The Housing Section courtrooms are 1103, 1105, 1107 and 1109 in the Richard J. Daley Center.
For judges, courtroom clerk phone numbers, courtroom rules, and daily courtroom schedules, please select below:
Courtroom 1103 - Honorable Joseph M. Sconza
Courtroom 1105 - Honorable Anthony E. Simpkins
Courtroom 1107 - Honorable George F. Scully, Jr.
Courtroom 1109 - Honorable Mark J. Ballard
Courtroom 1111 - Honroable Pamela Hughes Gillespie
Room 1301-A - TBA
Room 1301-C - TBA