Office of the Chief Judge

Welcome to the official web site for the Circuit Court of Cook County. We are the largest judicial circuit in the State of Illinois and one of the largest unified court systems in the world. Our court system is made up of about 400 judges and about 2,600 employees who include probation officers, court reporters, foreign and sign language interpreters, social case workers, law clerks and support staff.

Our judges and employees focus on ensuring that the 5.2 million residents of Cook County have the utmost confidence in their court system. Most importantly, the judges in the Circuit Court of Cook County dedicate themselves daily to achieving the court’s mission to deliver justice fairly and impartially, case by case.

Please feel free to contact my office with suggestions on how we can improve this web site or our court programs to serve you better.

Timothy C. Evans
Chief Judge
Circuit Court of Cook County

To read Chief Judge Evans' biographical information, please click here.

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