Pretrial Division

Overview

Pursuant to Cook County Circuit Court General Order 1.2.1(i)(eff. Sept. 15, 2017), the Pretrial Division conducts the initial proceedings in various criminal cases, as listed below, and is in session every day of the year, including weekends and court holidays. On weekdays, the Pretrial Division conducts first appearances in all criminal (misdemeanor and felony) cases filed in the 1st Municipal District (city of Chicago), except felony cases resulting from grand jury action. On weekends and holidays, the Pretrial Division conducts the initial appearance hearings in all criminal cases.

To contact the Adult Probation Pretrial Officers or Probation Officers, please visit Adult Probation's Pretrial Services Division

For case information, contact the Clerk of the Circuit Court: (773) 674-5882 or (773) 674-5889

Main Location & Contact Information
George N. Leighton Criminal Courthouse
2600 S. California Ave.
Chicago, Illinois 60608
Main
(773) 674-0513
Office of the Presiding Judge - Room H

Case Types

The Pretrial Division conducts initial appearance hearings in criminal cases for non-Domestic Violence City of Chicago misdemeanor and felony to determine conditions of release or denial of pretrial release.

The division also runs initial appearance calls for sex offenses, offenses involving a death, and escape.

The Division hears all City and countywide extradition proceedings for out of state fugitive warrants and intrastate out of county warrants. 

On weekends and holidays the division conducts initial appearance hearings for all countywide misdemeanors and felonies including domestic violence cases and all warrants.

Judges Information

This section provides a short list of judges serving in the Pretrial Division together with their courtroom location, room number, and telephone number. Click into each judge’s page to view their standing orders (if the judge has a standing order). Click “view all judges” to see a list of all Judges assigned to the Pretrial Division.
Judge Assignment Primary Location Phone
Marubio, Mary Cay
Circuit Judge
Presiding
Pretrial Division
George N. Leighton Criminal Courthouse
Courtroom 100/102
(773) 674-0513
Beach, Charles
Circuit Judge
Supervising
Pretrial Division
George N. Leighton Criminal Courthouse
Courtroom 100/102
(773) 674-0513
Ortiz, Susana
Circuit Judge
Supervising
Pretrial Division
George N. Leighton Criminal Courthouse
Courtroom 100/102
(773) 674-0513
Boliker, Shauna L.
Associate Judge
Pretrial Division
George N. Leighton Criminal Courthouse
(773) 674-0513
Dyer, Deidre
Circuit Judge
Pretrial Division
George N. Leighton Criminal Courthouse
(773) 674-0513
Fahy, William N.
Associate Judge
Pretrial Division
George N. Leighton Criminal Courthouse
Courtroom 100/102
(773) 674-0513
Glennon-Goodman, Caroline
Circuit Judge
Pretrial Division
George N. Leighton Criminal Courthouse
(773) 674-0513

Additional Locations

George N. Leighton Criminal Courthouse
2600 S. California Ave.
Chicago, Illinois 60608
Criminal Court Administration Building
2650 S. California Ave.
Chicago, Illinois 60608