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Fri, 03/20/2020

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, from March 17 through April 15, 2020 most court appearances will be postponed and most criminal defendants do not need to appear in court. Any defendant whose case will automatically be postponed does not need to appear in court. Below are guidelines for which cases will be postponed.  Please read this information carefully.  You can also click here to view Chief Judge Evans’ Administrative order.


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Thu, 03/19/2020

Here you will find the Fourth District Continuance Order.


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Thu, 03/19/2020

Here you will find traffic court key dates for 2020.


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Thu, 03/19/2020

Here you will find the Markham continuance order.


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Wed, 03/18/2020

Here you will find information about continuances.


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Wed, 03/18/2020

Here you will find the Bridgeview Circuit Court schedule.


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Wed, 03/18/2020

Here you will find the updated Domestic Violence court schedui


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Wed, 03/18/2020

Here you will find the newly updated Skokie Circuit Court Schedule


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Wed, 03/18/2020

Here you will find the updated schedule for the Circuit Court at 26th Street.


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Wed, 03/18/2020

Here you will find the newly updated Skokie Circuit Court schedule.


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Tue, 03/03/2020
City Law Department emails reviewed by the Chicago Sun-Times indicate that for years, police used little-known court proceedings to hold thousands of suspects.
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Thu, 02/06/2020
Lawyers are consistently judged for what they wear in the courtroom, and it can dramatically affect their clients' lives.
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Fri, 12/13/2019
It’s a scene that happens every weekday at the Cook County Jail: a bus transports a group of inmates, all handcuffed, to court in the Chicago suburbs. Most of those trips are uneventful; detainees are brought to their hearings and return to jail without incident. But in some cases, those buses ignite the kinds of violence the jail is designed to prevent. The jail transported inmates on buses with other detainees, despite those inmates’ histories of fights while locked up, according to data obtained by CBS 2 through a public records request. Many of the inmates started fights on those buses, despite policies that could’ve required the jail to transport them separately. One of those inmates was Givontae Surratt. Surratt was first locked up in August 2016 on a burglary charge. But while out on bail, prosecutors said he committed a string of armed robberies. That landed him back behind bars. After that, he was involved in at least 15 fights in the jail.
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Wed, 12/11/2019
Xavier Walker won a new trial in July and served nearly 20 years behind bars for a West Garfield Park murder.
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Mon, 11/11/2019

CHICAGO — The Cook County Public Defender wants to undo a court decision that allows holding preteens in custody.

The case involves a 12-year-old boy who was arrested last year for his alleged involvement in an armed robbery.


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