If you or someone in your family has a criminal court case in Cook County here’s what you should know.
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 on pretrial release, you have received an Order-Conditions of Pretrial Release. The date and location of your next required court appearance will be listed on the second page of the order, along with information as to whether it is a virtual or in-person appearance.
Failure to appear at that time will very likely result in a warrant for your arrest. If such a warrant is issued, not only can any law enforcement officer place you in immediate custody, but, under certain circumstances, you can be charged with a new offense.
The Circuit Court of Cook County has a Court Reminder System to provide telephone or text message court date reminders to anyone arrested and charged with a felony or misdemeanor offense in the county.
- 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.
In order to find out when your court date is, contact the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County. Below is the contact information:
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