GENERAL ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER NO. 00-3 - MARRIAGE DIVISION OF THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS

GENERAL ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER NO. 2000-3

SUBJECT: MARRIAGE DIVISION OF THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY

 

The following is adopted as a General Administrative Order of the Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois:

WHEREAS the Marriage Division of the Circuit Court of Cook County was initially established in 1916 by order of court by and between the judges of the Circuit and Superior Court of Cook County, and WHEREAS Supreme Court Rule 40 confers the authority to operate a Marriage Division upon the Circuit Court of Cook County, and WHEREAS in 1974, in response to Supreme Court Rule 40, Chief Judge John Boyle formally established the Circuit Court of Cook County Marriage Division pursuant to Administrative Order but due to relocation and remodeling of record storage facilities, to date a copy of such Administrative Order has not been located, and WHEREAS at all times since December 1994 the Office of the Chief Judge has in all respects administered the Marriage Division of the Circuit Court of Cook County in compliance with Supreme Court Rule 40, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED:

This General Administrative Order shall serve as a supplement to the Administrative Order promulgated in 1974. The prior establishment of the Marriage Division of the Circuit Court of Cook County is hereby again formally recognized and recorded. Marriages shall be performed in the Municipal Department of the Circuit Court of Cook County at such times and locations as determined by the Presiding Judges of the respective Municipal Divisions. In accordance with Supreme Court Rule 40, the fee for marriages performed by the Marriage Court is hereby set for $10.00, such fees to be collected and deposited in a bank account in the name of the Marriage Fund of the Circuit Court of Cook County. The Chief Judge and at least two additional judges of the Circuit Court of Cook County shall serve, at the designation of the Chief Judge, as trustees of said account. Pursuant to Supreme Court Rule 40, moneys from the Marriage Fund may be spent in the furtherance of the administration of justice

Dated, this 11th day of April, 2000. This order shall be spread upon the records of this Court and published.

ENTER:

Donald P. O'Connell
Chief Judge
Circuit Court of Cook County


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