Courtroom Information for the Fifth Municipal District

The Fifth Municipal District is organized by courtrooms, key dates, judicial assignments and standing orders.

Traffic and misdemeanor cases (with the exception of domestic violence cases) are scheduled by use of the “key date” system. Under the “key date” system, each municipality is assigned certain day(s) of the month for its cases. The key date system allows police officers and other enforcement officials to attend court on a regular basis and still be able to carry out their other duties away from court.

Felony, domestic violence and civil cases are scheduled in the courtroom as assigned by individual calendars per the judge hearing the case.

Fifth  District judges are assigned to courtrooms by the Presiding Judge of the Fifth Municipal District. Assignments change at the Presiding Judge’s discretion and are made by court order.

    Criminal Cases

    Felony Court Calls are scheduled to begin at 9:30 a.m.

    • Courtroom 101 Felony
    • Courtroom 103 Motions/Felony Preliminary Hearings
    • Courtroom 104 Felony (Chicago)
    • Courtroom 107 Felony
    • Courtroom 108 Felony (Specially Assigned Cases), Veteran's Court, Drug Treatment Court, Mental Health Court
    • Courtroom 109 Felony (Chicago)
    • Courtroom 110 Felony

    Traffic and Misdemeanor Cases

    Court calls are 9 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.

    • Courtroom 102 Misdemeanor
    • Courtroom 105 Misdemeanor
    • Courtroom 106 Jury Call
      • Priority Call (Mondays only at 2:30 p.m.)
      • Expungements (third Thursday of every month at 10:30 a.m.)
    • Courtroom 201 Traffic and Ordinance Violations
    • Courtroom 207 Misdemeanor          
    • Courtroom 208 Misdemeanor
    • Courtroom 209 Traffic and Ordinance Violations
    • Courtroom 210 Traffic and Ordinance Violations    

    Civil Cases

    Regular Call and Motion Call are at 9:30 a.m. All other matters as scheduled.          

    • Courtroom 203 Civil and Miscellaneous Remedies
      • Small Claims, Pro-Se Small Claims, Name Changes, Forcible Entry and Detainer (Evictions) and Post-Judgement Proceedings
    • Courtroom 205 All Civil Actions including Law Division, Municipal Department    
    • Courtroom 206 All Civil Actions including Law Division, Municipal Department
    • Courtroom 210 Civil Cases, including Parentage

    Domestic Relations Division

    Cases are heard in Courtroom 202.

    • Dissolution of Marriage and Civil Union
    • Child Support
    • Custody and Visitation   

    Domestic Violence

    Regular call begins at 9:30 a.m. Initial Orders of Protection are at 11 a.m. and Returns on Orders of Protection are at 1:30 p.m.

    Cases are heard in Courtroom 204.

    Juvenile Justice

    Regular call daily beginning at 9:30 a.m.
    Cases are heard in Courtroom 030.