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Illinois court updates - COVID-19

How Illinois courts are reacting to the recent coronavirus situation

Last updated on March 20 at 3:30 p.m. Please check the courts' websites for the latest information on closures and other changes.

Courts across the United States have been advised by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local government to restrict movement to limit the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus.

Many courts in Illinois, and elsewhere, are postponing trials, limiting access to their buildings, and in some cases closing non-essential functions. We will endeavor to keep the table below updated with the latest news from the largest courts that we serve.

The situation is rapidly evolving, however. Further announcements are anticipated. We recommend consulting the court's website directly for the most up to date information.

Largest courts in Illinois:

County court Update
Cook
(last update: 3/20)
Latest news release>>

Status of civil trials and court filing:
  • Most criminal and civil cases in the Circuit Court of Cook County will be postponed between March 17 and April 15.
DuPage (last update: 3/20) Latest news release and administrative orders>>

Status of civil trials and court filing:
  • All civil and criminal cases set in the 18th Judicial Circuit until April 17, 2020 will be rescheduled.
  • DuPage County Courthouse is open and will conduct business on a limited scale consistent with the Order.
Lake (last update: 3/20) Latest news release (3/17)>>
Link to emergency order (3/16)>>

Status of civil trials and court filing:
  • As of March 17, all non-emergency matters in the 19th Judicial Circuit, Lake County, are rescheduled and continued for 28 days from the originally scheduled court date. 
  • Employees are encouraged to work remotely.
Kane (last update: 3/20) Latest news release (3/16)>>
Link to emergency order (3/17)>>

Status of civil trials and court filing:
  • As of March 17 until April 20, all non-emergency matters in the 19th Judicial Circuit, Lake County, are rescheduled and continued for 28 days from the originally scheduled court date. 
  • Employees are encouraged to work remotely.

Will (last update: 3/20) Latest news release (3/20)>>
Link to emergency order (3/18)>>

Status of civil trials and court filing:
  • The court has scaled back and designated essential court operations as noted in the above resources.

Additional Illinois court resources>>


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