GENERAL ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER NO. 05-07 - OPENING OF THE 555 WEST HARRISON STREET COURTHOUSE IN THE FIRST MUNICIPAL DISTRICT OF THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY (AMENDED)


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS

GENERAL ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER NO. 05-07

SUBJECT: OPENING OF THE 555 WEST HARRISON STREET COURTHOUSE IN THE FIRST MUNICIPAL DISTRICT OF THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY (AMENDED)

IT IS HEREBY ORDERED General Administrative Order No. 2005-06 is amended as follows:

Effective October 11, 2005, the First Municipal District Courthouse located at 1340 South Michigan Avenue, and Domestic Relations Independent Order of Protection Calendar 72 located at 28 North Clark Street, shall close.

A. All court business formerly conducted at 1340 South Michigan Avenue will be conducted at 555 West Harrison Street, Chicago, Illinois, as follows:

  1. Branch 60, Room 701, Domestic Violence Section, will occupy Room 301.
  2. Branch 61, Room 702, Domestic Violence Section, will occupy Room 401.
  3. Branch 62, Room 601, Domestic Violence Section, will occupy Room 402.
  4. Branch 63, Room 602, Domestic Violence Section, will occupy Room 404.
  5. Branch 64, Room 202, Domestic Violence Section, will occupy Room 302.
  6. Branch 46, Room 501, Assignment/Jury Trial Call/Misdemeanor Section, will occupy Room 304.

B. Branch 47, Room 502, Jury Trial Call/Misdemeanor Section, will close effective October 11, 2005, and all future or pending charges, and any other court business to be scheduled for Branch 47, shall be scheduled for Branch 46 in Room 304. Cases from First Municipal District Branches, Misdemeanor Section, in which jury demands are made, will be transferred to 555 West Harrison Street as follows:

  1. Cases transferred from Branch 34, 155 West 51st Street, Branch 35, 727 East 111th Street, and Branch 43, 3150 West Flournoy, shall be scheduled for their initial appearance in Branch 46 at 9 a.m. seven days after their appearance in Branches 34, 35, and 43.
  2. Cases transferred from Branch 23, 5555 West Grand Avenue, and Branch 29, 2452 West Belmont Avenue, shall be scheduled for an initial court appearance in Branch 46 at 1:30 p.m. seven days after their appearance in Branches 23 and 29.

C. Defendants charged with misdemeanor domestic battery, violation of an order of protection, or other misdemeanors involving a family or household member as defined in 725 ILCS 5/112A-3(3), shall make their initial court appearance in Branch 64 at 10 a.m. for the setting of bail and the scheduling of a future court appearance. The initial court appearance in Branch 64 shall be conducted by way of two-way closed circuit television. All defendants must be transported to 555 West Harrison Street between 5:30 a.m. and 9:30 a.m., Monday through Friday. On weekends or court holidays, defendants shall make their initial court appearance in Central Bond Court (Branch 1) at 2600 South California Avenue.

D. Defendants charged with felony domestic battery, aggravated domestic battery or other felonies, except murder and sex offenses, involving family or household members as defined in 725 ILCS 5/112A-3(3), shall make their initial court appearance in Central Bond Court (Branch 1), 2600 South California Avenue, for the setting of bail. They will then be scheduled for preliminary hearing in Branch 64 at 1:30 p.m. seven days after their arrest date. If that date falls on a weekend or court holiday, then the preliminary hearing shall be held the next regular court business day.

E. Domestic Relations Independent Order of Protection Calendar 72 shall be relocated to Room 202 at 555 West Harrison Street. Further, Domestic Relations Independent Order of Protection Calendar 71 will begin operation and will be located in Room 201 at 555 West Harrison Street.

Dated this 20th day of September, 2005. This Order shall be spread upon the records of this Court and published.

ENTER:

Timothy C. Evans
Chief Judge
Circuit Court of Cook County