0.4 Jurors: Terms of Service, Assembly and Excuse


(a) Grand Jurors. The Chief Judge or his designate shall certify to the Clerk of the Court the number of grand jurors required each month. Persons summoned for service as grand jurors shall be called for the first Monday of each month (or if the first Monday be a holiday, then the next business day of this Court) and shall serve for a period of one month and until the impaneling of the next regular Grand Jury of the following month. The court, on its own motion or on petition of the State's Attorney or the foreman and 11 other grand jurors, may for good cause extend the term of any Grand Jury from time to time for successive periods of not more than 30 days each. No such Grand Jury shall serve in excess of 18 months and not more than six Grand Juries shall sit at the same time.

(b) Petit jurors. The Chief Judge or his designate shall certify to the Clerk of the Court the number of petit jurors required each month. Persons summoned for service as petit jurors shall be called for each day of each week and shall serve for one day unless during that day they are impaneled as jurors in a trial. In the event of such impanelment, the person so impaneled shall serve for the length of the trial and then be excused. Any judge or associate judge may extend the term of any petit jury or jurors from time to time as justice may require.

(c) The following Parts of the County of Cook for the purpose of drawing electors for jury service are determined to be most favorable to an impartial trial while not incurring unnecessary expense nor unduly burdening the citizens of Cook County with jury service:

1. Part I the entire County

2. Part II Zip Code areas:

60004 60005 60007 60008 60010 60015 60016 60018 60022 60025 60029 60043 60053 60056 60062 60067 60068 60070 60076 60077 60090 60091 60093 60103 60104 60106 60120 60130 60131 60153 60160 60161 60162 60163 60164 60165 60171 60172 60176 60194 60195 60201 60202 60203 60204 60301 60302 60303 60304 60305 60601 60605 60606 60607 60610 60611 60612 60613 60614 60618 60622 60624 60625 60626 60630 60631 60634 60635 60639 60640 60641 60644 60645 60646 60647 60648 60651 60656 60659 60660

3. Part III Zip Code areas:

60402 60406 60409 60411 60415 60419 60422 60425 60426 60429 60430 60438 60439 60443 60445 60452 60453 60454 60455 60456 60457 60458 60459 60461 60462 60463 60464 60465 60466 60469 60471 60473 60475 60476 60477 60480 60482 60501 60513 60521 60525 60534 60546 60558 60608 60609 60615 60616 60617 60619 60620 60621 60623 60627 60628 60629 60632 60633 60636 60637 60638 60642 60643 60649 60650 60652 60653 60655 60658.

(d) Electors shall be summoned to jury service to a facility within that Part of the County from which their names were drawn. The Chief Judge shall by order fix places for appearance in response to summons for jury duty and for the assembly of jurors consistent with (c) above.

(e) Excuse. The Chief Judge or his designate shall have charge of excusing jurors from jury service, impaneling them, regulating their assignment to the various judges, and supervising the recording of their services.

[Amended January 10, 1990, effective January 16, 1990.]

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