If you or someone in your family has a criminal court case in Cook County there are two important things to remember.
- Come to court for each scheduled appearance
- Comply with all court-ordered conditions of bond
If you are charged with a criminal offense, you will be required to appear in court for any hearings or proceedings, including status dates.
If you are out on a bond, either a D-Bond (one for which you had to post money) or an I-Bond (one for which you are released on your signature), you have received a bond slip. The date and location of your next required court appearance will be listed in the bottom right hand side of the bond slip
Failure to appear in court will likely result in an arrest warrant, possibly in a new criminal charge, and you will lose forever any money bond you posted.
If you are on bond, make sure you are aware of all of the conditions such as a curfew, a period of confinement to your home, or an order to stay away from a particular person or place. Failure to comply with bond conditions could result in a revocation of the bond, jail custody and a new criminal charge.
The Circuit Court of Cook County has a Court Reminder System to provide telephone or text message court date reminders.
- Please use this portal to sign up for court reminders.
If you don't know your next court date, it is YOUR RESPONSIBILITY to learn it before the date passes.
To find out when your court date is, contact your Public Defender using this directory.
Or, contact the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County at the numbers below:
General Contact Information
773-674-9255 for cases pending at the George N. Leighton Criminal Court Building, 2600 S. California Ave., Chicago
312-325-9501 for City of Chicago domestic-related charges and misdemeanor jury trials at the Domestic Violence Courthouse, 555 W. Harrison St., Chicago
312-433-4941 for child guardianship cases at the Juvenile Court facility at 2245 W. Ogden Ave., Chicago
312-433-4941 for delinquency cases at the Juvenile Court facility at 2245 W. Ogden Ave., Chicago
312-603-2005 for all traffic matters in the City of Chicago
Skokie, Second Municipal District
847-470-7250 for cases pending at the Skokie Courthouse, 5600 Old Orchard Rd., Skokie
Rolling Meadows, Third Municipal District
847-818-3000 for cases pending at the Rolling Meadows Courthouse, 2121 Euclid Ave., Rolling Meadows
Maywood, Fourth Municipal District
708-865-6040 for cases pending at the Maywood Courthouse, 1500 Maybrook Dr., Maywood
Bridgeview, Fifth Municipal District
708-974-6500 for cases pending at the Bridgeview Courthouse, 10220 S. 76th Ave., Bridgeview
Markham, Sixth Municipal District
708-232-4551 for cases pending at the Markham Courthouse16501 S. Kedzie Pkwy., Markham