Expungements/Sealings are filed in the Circuit Court Clerk’s Office, Room 136.
- File in person in Room 136.
- A fee is needed for filing.
- Indigency requests can be made at the time of filing and will be heard by a judge.
All expungements/sealings are granted or denied by the Presiding Judge.
- The following agencies are given notification of filing and can object within the legally provided time limits:
- State’s Attorney’s Office
- Arresting municipality
- City Attorney’s Office for arresting municipality
- Illinois State Police ·
If there is an objection to expungement or sealing:
- Petitioner is sent a copy of the objection by mail.
- By the Assistant State’s Attorney or
- By the State Police
- A court date is set for hearing on the objection by the Presiding Judge.
- Notification of the scheduled hearing date is sent by the Clerk’s Office to the Petitioner by mail.
If there is no objection, the expungement or sealing is granted:
- Petitioner is sent notification in the mail by the Clerk’s Office.
The Expungement Help Desk is available for people needing free legal assistance regarding their expungement or sealing.
- Located in front of Room 136
- Open Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
- Website: www.moran-center.org
- Phone number: (847) 492-1410
For more information concerning the Clerk of the Circuit Court Expungement/Sealing handbook click here.