Circuit Court open for teleconference only hearings Tuesday; in-person hearings will not be held

Released On 02/15/2021

To limit the number of people traveling to and from court due to adverse weather conditions for our area, Chief Judge Timothy C. Evans announced today that the Circuit Court of Cook County will be open for videoconference and teleconference proceedings only on Tuesday, February 16. Please do not come to court facilities in person.

This means that – with the exception of bail hearings and certain pretrial matters for in-custody defendants at the Leighton Criminal Court Building in Chicago and juvenile detention hearings at the Juvenile Center in Chicago – all court proceedings will be conducted by videoconference or teleconference. No in-person hearings will be held. Traffic court proceedings also will be entirely held by teleconference.

Litigants who cannot attend by Zoom, due to any technical limitations, will not suffer any adverse consequences. New dates will be set for those who cannot attend by teleconference, and litigants will be notified. Those seeking information about their next court dates can visit the website of the Clerk of the Circuit Court – – for details on how to receive court dates via email and text message, starting Wednesday. Information is also available by calling 312-603-5030, starting Wednesday.


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