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									           STATE OF ILLINOIS


   Honorable Timothy C. Evans
          Chief Judge
                                                          A MESSAGE FROM THE CHIEF JUDGE
The Circuit Court of Cook County stands as one of the
largest unified court systems in the world. More than
400 judges working within the court's 15 divisions
and districts serve the 5.1 million residents of Cook
County. To provide the citizens of Cook County with
a general understanding of how their judicial system
operates, the court has assembled this booklet, An
Informational Guide. I hope you will take a few
moments to review its contents. The Guide contains
broad descriptions of the circuit court's organization,
functions and operations as well as a directory of cir-
cuit court facilities and government offices. I am
pleased to note additional information about the cir-
cuit court can also be found on the court's web site,

As Chief Judge, I am immensely proud of our court
system. The collective efforts of our judges and
employees have made the Circuit Court of Cook
County a national model of efficiency, innovation and
public service. We are committed to always remaining
responsive to the needs of those we serve.

                    Timothy C. Evans
                    Chief Judge
                                                                                        TABLE OF CONTENTS
                                THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY
                                Overview                                            2
                                Organizational Chart                                3

                                COUNTY DEPARTMENT                                  4

                                MUNICIPAL DEPARTMENT
                                Overview                                            6
                                The Six Municipal Districts of Cook County
                                    Courthouse Locations                            7
                                Municipal Districts 1-6, Cities, Villages, Towns
                                    & Townships Map                                 8

                                JUVENILE JUSTICE &
                                CHILD PROTECTION DEPARTMENT                        10

                                NON-JUDICIAL OFFICES                               12

                                THE TRIAL PROCESS
                                The Participants                                   16
                                Trial Proceedings                                  18

                                CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY
                                DIRECTORY                                          20

                                COOK COUNTY DIRECTORY                              28

First Printing, May 1999
Revised Edition, January 2011
                            CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY

                                                                                                                       Today, Chief Judge Timothy C.

                                                                                                                       residents of Cook County within
                                                                                                                       more than 400 judges serve the

                                                                                                                       Chicago and its 126 surrounding
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               supervise the functions of the court.

                                                                                                                                                           cohesive court of general jurisdiction.


                                                                     More than 1.2 million cases are filed every
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               The State of Illinois is divided into 22 judicial

                                                                     Circuit Court of Cook County is organized
                                                                                                                       the City of
                                                                                                                       Evans and
                                                                                                                                                           fusing and overlapping jurisdictions of Cook
                                                                                                                                                           amendment to the Illinois Constitution which
                                                                                                                                                           is also one of the largest unified court systems
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               administrative authority to coordinate and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               a chief judge. The chief judge has centralized
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               circuits. Each circuit is a unified court system

                                                                     Municipal and Juvenile Justice and Child
                                                                     into three functional departments: County,
                                                                     year. To accommodate its vast caseload, the
                                                                                                                       5.1 million
                                                                                                                                                           County's 161 courts into one uniform and
                                                                                                                                                           amendment effectively merged the often con-
                                                                                                                                                           reorganized the courts of our state. The
                                                                                                                                                           only the largest of the 22 circuits in Illinois, it
                                                                                                                                                           The Circuit Court of Cook County is not
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               in which all trial courts are consolidated under

                                                                                                                                                           in the world. It was created by a 1964

             State of Illinois                                                                                       CHIEF JUDGE
     Circuit Court of Cook County
       Office of the Chief Judge
                                                                                                                      Office of the                        Juvenile Justice & Child
                                                                                Surety Section                                                           Protection Resource Section
                                                                                                                      Chief Judge


            Social          Juvenile                  Forensic    Juvenile                                          Expedited Parenting                        Official                         Marriage &
                                            Adult                                  Jury       Mandatory                                            Public                      Interpreter
            Service       Probation &                 Clinical     Court                                              Child   Education                         Court                        Family Counseling
                                          Probation   Services                 Administration Arbitration            Support Program              Guardian                       Services
          Department     Court Services                            Clinic                                                                                     Reporters                           Service

                                            COUNTY                                                              JUVENILE JUSTICE &                                                                                          MUNICIPAL
                                          DEPARTMENT                                                          CHILD PROTECTION DEPT.                                                                                       DEPARTMENT

                                       DOMESTIC           DOMESTIC                                                 JUVENILE            CHILD                     FIRST                        SECOND     THIRD    FOURTH     FIFTH     SIXTH
              LAW    COUNTY CHANCERY             PROBATE            CRIMINAL
                                       RELATIONS                                                                    JUSTICE         PROTECTION                 MUNICIPAL                     MUNICIPAL MUNICIPAL MUNICIPAL MUNICIPAL MUNICIPAL
                                        DIVISION           DIVISION                                                DIVISION           DIVISION                  DISTRICT                      DISTRICT  DISTRICT  DISTRICT  DISTRICT  DISTRICT

            Presiding Presiding    Presiding     Presiding     Presiding   Presiding     Presiding                 Presiding           Presiding                   Presiding                 Presiding     Presiding     Presiding        Presiding          Presiding
              Judge    Judge         Judge         Judge         Judge       Judge         Judge                     Judge               Judge                       Judge                     Judge         Judge         Judge            Judge              Judge

    Assignment                     General
                                                                                             ELDER LAW AND                                                                                   Civil Calls   Civil Calls   Civil Calls     Civil Calls         Civil Calls
      Section                      Chancery
                    Motion                                                                   MISCELLANEOUS                                     Forcible Entry and
    Tax & Misc.     Section                                                                    REMEDIES                                         Detainer Section           Housing            Criminal     Criminal      Criminal         Criminal            Criminal
     Remedies                       Mortgage                                                   DIVISION                                                                    Section             Calls        Calls         Calls            Calls               Calls
      Section           Jury                                                                                                                              Civil
                       Section                                                                                                                           Section
     General                       Mechanics                                                       Presiding                                                                Traffic            Traffic       Traffic       Traffic          Traffic             Traffic
    Individual                    Lien Section                                                     Judge                                                                   Section              Calls         Calls         Calls            Calls               Calls
    Calendar                                                                                                                                  Felony Preliminary
      Section                                                                                                                                  Hearing Section           Misdemeanor         Ordinance     Ordinance     Ordinance       Ordinance          Ordinance
                     Section                                                                                                                                                Section          Violations    Violations    Violations      Violations         Violations

                    The COUNTY DEPARTMENT is divided into
                                                                                                  The Domestic Violence Division hears matters

                                                                                                                                                                          COUNTY DEPARTMENT
                    eight divisions. Each division is headed by a presid-
                    ing judge. The types of cases heard in each division                          concerning:
                    depend on the nature of the controversy.                                      • civil orders of protection
                                                                                                  • criminal actions involving relationships defined by the Illinois
                                                                                                    Domestic Violence Act including:
                     The Chancery Division hears matters concerning:                                        • all matters through the preliminary hearing or indictment
                                                                                                              in which the most serious offense charged is a Class 1,
                     •   injunctions                   • trusteeships                                         2, or 3 felony
                     •   class actions                 • receiverships                                      • Class 4 felonies
                     •   mortgage foreclosures         • dissolutions of                                    • misdemeanors
                     •   name changes                    partnerships and                                   • aggravated stalking
                     •   declaratory judgments           corporations                             • civil no contact orders
                     •   contract matters              • statutory and                            • stalking no contact orders
                     •   creditors' rights               administrative
                     •   liens                           reviews
                     •   construction of wills and     • vehicle                                   The Law Division hears civil suits for recovery of
                         trusts                          impoundment                               monetary damages in excess of $30,000 in the City of
                                                                                                   Chicago, and in excess of $100,000 in the suburban
                     The County Division hears matters concerning:                                 districts, as well as many types of administrative
                                                                                                   reviews. Cases heard include:
                     • adoption                        •   elections

                     • marriage of minors              •   inheritance taxes                       • personal injury/                   •   commercial litigation
                     • annexation and                  •   mental health proceedings                 wrongful death                     •   fraud
                       deannexation of land            •   real estate taxes                       • motor vehicle injury               •   breach of contract
                       to a tax body                   •   municipal organizations                 • medical malpractice                •   breach of warranty
                                                       •   orders of protection filed in           • legal malpractice                  •   employment security
                                                           conjunction with a mental               • product liability                  •   property damage
                                                           health proceeding                       • intentional tort                   •   premises liability
                                                                                                   • construction injuries              •   miscellaneous remedies
                     The Criminal Division hears cases in which the
                     state alleges the commission of a serious criminal act
                     such as:                                                                      The Probate Division hears matters concerning wills
                                                                                                   and administration of estates. Cases heard include:
                      • armed robbery                   • criminal sexual assault
                      • assault                                                                    • probate and contest of             • contracts to make a will
                                                        • murder
                      • burglary                                                                     wills and testamentary             • construction of wills
                                                                                                     instruments                        • actions arising under
                      The Domestic Relations Division hears matters                                • claims against an estate             the Illinois Power of
                                                                                                     arising in contract, tort            Attorney Act
                      concerning:                                                                    or otherwise                       • orders of protection filed in
                                                                                                   • administration of estates            in conjunction with a probate
                      • dissolution of marriage                •   child custody and visitation      of decedents, disabled               proceeding
                       (formerly divorce)                      •   child support                     persons, minors and wards
                      • legal separation                       •   parentage
                      • invalidity of marriage                 •   enforcement and
                      • civil orders of protection filed in        modification of                 Elder Law Miscellaneous Remedies Division
                        conjunction with a domestic                previously entered
                        relations proceeding                       judgments in these matters
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                         The MUNICIPAL DEPARTMENT is divided into six geo-
                         graphic districts. Each district is supervised by a presiding judge.

                         The First Municipal District encompasses the City of Chicago.
                         Municipal Districts Two through Six encompass the communities in
                         suburban Cook County.
                                                                                                                                                        2 SKOKIE
                       The First Municipal District hears cases involving:
                                 •        housing
                                 •        eviction proceedings
                                 •        small claims
                                 •        licenses
                                 •        misdemeanor criminal proceedings except for those
                                          heard in the Domestic Violence Division
                                 •        felony preliminary hearings except for those heard in                        3 ROLLING MEADOWS
                                          the Domestic Violence Division
                                 •        ordinance and traffic enforcement
                                 •        contract cases decided by alternative dispute resolu-
                                          tion process
                                 •        civil suits for damages up to $30,000
                                                                                                                                                            1 CHICAGO

                                 •        mandatory arbitration (less formal proceeding with                               4 MAYWOOD
                                          three-member panel deciding case) in suits with
                                          damages of $30,000 or less
                                 •        name changes
                                 •        marriage court

                       The Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Municipal Districts hear cases
                                 •       orders of protection
                                 •       stalking/civil no contact orders
                                                                                                                            5 BRIDGEVIEW
                                 •       housing
                                 •       eviction proceedings
                                 •       small claims
                                 •       licenses
                                 •       misdemeanor criminal proceedings (including drug
                                         treatment court in the Fourth Municipal District and
                                         the Sixth Municipal District only)                                                                 6 MARKHAM
                                 •       felony preliminary hearings
                                 •       ordinance and traffic enforcement
                                 •       contract cases decided by alternative dispute
                                         resolution process
                                 •       civil suits for damages up to $100,000
                                 •       mandatory arbitration (less formal proceeding with
                                                                                                                       THE SIX MUNICIPAL DISTRICTS OF
                                         three-member panel deciding case) in suits with                                               COOK COUNTY
                                         damages of $30,000 or less                                                            COURTHOUSE LOCATIONS
                                 •       name changes
                                 •       marriage court
                       *The following types of cases are also heard in the municipal district courthouses: felony
                       criminal cases; domestic relations cases; juvenile justice cases; and law division tort cases
                       seeking damages in excess of $100,000.
                                                           1   Chicago

                                                           The City of Chicago                                                                                                                         3

                                                                                      Deerfield*           Kenilworth               Park Ridge
                     Cities, Villages, Towns & Townships
                                                                                      Des Plaines          Lincolnwood              Skokie
                                                                                      Evanston             Morton Grove             Wilmette

                                                                                      Glencoe              Niles                    Winnetka
                                                                                      Glenview             Northbrook                                                                                                     4
                                                                                      Golf                 Northfield                                                                                                                 1
                                                                                      The Townships of Evanston, Maine, excluding that part of
                                                                                      the Township of Maine within the territorial limits of the                                                                             5
                                                                                      municipality of Rosemont, New Trier, Niles, Northfield,
                                                                                      excluding that part of the Township of Northfield within the

                                                                                      territorial limits of the municipality of Prospect Heights, and
                                                                                      that part of the Township of Wheeling within the territorial
                                                                                      limits of the municipality of Des Plaines                                                                                                       6

                                                                    Arlington Heights           Hanover Park*                Roselle*                   Alsip                  Hinsdale*                   Orland Hills
                                                                    Barrington*                 Harwood Heights              Rosemont                   Bedford Park           Hodgkins                    Orland Park
                                                                    Barrington Hills*           Hoffman Estates*             Schaumburg*                                       Hometown                    Palos Heights

                                                                    Bartlett*                   Inverness                    Schiller Park              Burbank                Indian Head Park            Palos Hills
                                                                    Bensenville*                Mount Prospect               South Barrington           Burr Ridge*            Justice                     Palos Park
                                                                    Buffalo Grove*              Norridge                     Streamwood

                                                                                                                                                        Chicago Ridge          La Grange                   Stickney
                                                                    East Dundee*                Palatine                     Wheeling                   Crestwood*             Lemont                      Summit
                                                                    Elgin*                      Prospect Heights                                        Countryside            Lyons                       Tinley Park*
                                                                    Elk Grove Village*          Rolling Meadows                                         Evergreen Park         McCook                      Western Springs
                                                                    The Townships of Barrington, Elk Grove, Hanover, Palatine and Schaumburg,           Forest View            Merrionette Park            Willow Springs
                                                                    that part of the Township of Leyden within the territorial limits of the munici-    Hickory Hills          Oak Lawn                    Woodridge*              Worth
                                                                    palities of Rosemont and Schiller Park, that part of the Township of Maine
                                                                    within the territorial limits of the municipality of Rosemont, that part of the     The Townships of Lemont, Lyons, Orland, Palos, Stickney, and Worth
                                                                    Township of Northfield within the territorial limits of the municipality of
                                                                    Prospect Heights, Wheeling, excluding that part of the Township of Wheeling
                                                                    within the territorial limits of the municipality of Des Plaines, Norwood Park,
                                                                    excluding that part of the Township of Norwood Park within the territorial
                                                                    limits of the City of Chicago                                                                         Blue Island                Glenwood                    Phoenix
                                                                                                                                                                          Burnham                    Harvey                      Posen
                                                                                                                                                                          Calumet City               Hazel Crest                 Richton Park
                                                                         Bellwood                 Forest Park                North Riverside                              Calumet Park               Homewood                    Riverdale
                                                                         Berkeley                 Franklin Park              Oak Park                                     Chicago Heights            Lansing                     Robbins
                                                                         Berwyn                   Hillside                   River Forest                                 Country Club Hills         Lynwood                     Sauk Village
                                                                         Broadview                La Grange Park             River Grove                                  Crete*                     Markham                     South Chicago Heights

                                                             4                                                                                               6
                                                                         Brookfield               Maywood                    Riverside                                    Dixmoor                    Matteson                    South Holland
                                                                         Cicero                   Melrose Park               Stone Park                                   Dolton                     Midlothian                  Steger
                                                                         Elmwood Park             Northlake                  Westchester                                  East Hazel Crest           Oak Forest                  Thornton
                                                                                                                                                                          Flossmoor                  Olympia Fields
                                                                         The Townships of Berwyn, Cicero, Leyden, excluding that part lying
                                                                         within the territorial limits of the municipalities of Rosemont and                              Ford Heights               Park Forest
                                                                         Schiller Park, Oak Park, Proviso, River Forest, and Riverside
                                                                                                                                                                         The Townships of Bloom, Bremen, Calumet, Rich, and Thorton

                                              *jurisdiction limited to geographic area within Cook County
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JUVENILE JUSTICE & CHILD PROTECTION DEPARTMENT                                                            The Juvenile Justice Division hears cases involving
                                                                                                          delinquent minors under 17 years of age and all 17 year

                                                                                                                                                                          JUVENILE JUSTICE & CHILD PROTECTION DEPARTMENT
                                                                                                          olds charged with misdemeanor offenses. The Juvenile
                                                                                                          Justice Division also orders programs and services to
                                                                                                          rehabilitate these minors and monitors their progress
                                                 The JUVENILE JUSTICE AND CHILD                           through probation officers. Cases heard include:
                                                 PROTECTION DEPARTMENT was created in                      • minors addicted to                 • orders of protection
                                                                                                             alcohol or drugs                     filed in conjunction
                                                 1995. It was originally known as the Juvenile Justice     • minors requiring authoritative       with another Juvenile
                                                 Division and was part of the County Department.             inter vention (runaways or           Justice proceeding
                                                                                                             those beyond the control
                                                 The establishment of the Juvenile Justice and Child          of a parent, guardian or
                                                 Protection Division marked the first restructuring of        custodian)
                                                 the Circuit Court of Cook County since it was orga-
                                                 nized as a unified court system in 1964.

                                                 The department is divided into two divisions: Juvenile   The Child Protection Division hears cases involving:
                                                 Justice and Child Protection. Each division is headed     • child abuse             • private guardianship
                                                                                                           • child neglect           • termination of parental rights
                                                 by a presiding judge.
                                                                                                           • child dependency        • orders of protection filed in
                                                                                                                                       conjunction with another Child
                                                                                                                                       Protection proceeding

                                                                                                          The Juvenile Justice and Child Protection
                                                                                                          Resource Section serves as liaison to the academic,
                                                                                                          business and religious communities to identify and devel-
                                                                                                          op services and resources that will augment programs
                                                                                                          vital to juvenile justice. The section is supervised by an
                                                                                                          administrative presiding judge and is located in the
                                                                                                          Richard J. Daley Center.

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                       NON-JUDICIAL OFFICES                                                  Office of Interpreter Services

                                                                                                                                                                         NON-JUDICIAL OFFICES
                       The Circuit Court's thirteen non-judicial offices provide a           The Circuit Court provides persons having limited English proficiency
                       number of important court-related services. Information               or speech or hearing impairments with court interpreters to help
                       for contacting each office is provided in the directory.              facilitate court proceedings. Interpreters help ensure that all persons
                                                                                             enjoy equal access to justice and that court proceedings function
                                                                                             efficiently and effectively. The most common languages interpreted
                        Adult Probation Department                                           are Spanish, Polish, Korean, Arabic and Russian. Sign language
                        The Adult Probation Department supervises adults sentenced to        interpreters are also requested frequently.
                        probation who have been convicted of felonies, including
                        drug-related offenses, domestic battery, criminal sexual assault,    Office of Jury Administration
                        retail theft and criminal damage to property, as well as some        The Office of Jury Administration is responsible for providing the
                        misdemeanor offenses. The average length of a probation sen-         pool of qualified jurors for the Circuit Court. It accomplishes this
                        tence is 18 months. Basic conditions of probation include            goal by mailing out jury summonses to prospective jurors. The
                        reporting to a probation officer, refraining from further criminal   Circuit Court does recognize, however, that jurors may be sum-
                        activity and not leaving the state without permission from the       moned at times which may not be convenient. To address problems
                        court. A probationer may also be required to participate in          based on hardship, the Circuit Court makes every effort to honor
                        counseling, drug treatment or other specialized programs. The        requests to be rescheduled to another date or to be transferred to
                        department also administers pretrial services which provide          another courthouse. Prospective jurors should make such requests in
                        supervision of accused persons released on bond and awaiting         writing and submit them to the Office of Jury Administration for

                        trial, as well as victim assistance, intensive probation supervi-    review. Additionally, the Circuit Court gives prospective jurors age
                        sion, home confinement, sex offender supervision and in the          70 or older the option of not participating in jury service under the
                        future, electronic monitoring.                                       court's Opt-Out Program. Those wishing to opt-out must call jury
                                                                                             administration at 312.603.JURY before their scheduled date of ser-
                        Expedited Child Support Center                                       vice. Opting-out does not permanently remove the juror's name from
                        The Expedited Child Support Center administers the Expedited         the juror list. The juror may be summoned again at a later date, at
                        Hearing Process. The goal of the hearing process is to ensure        which time he or she may choose to serve or may opt-out again.
                        all children receive prompt and regular child support payments.      Under the Opt-Out Program, prospective jurors age 70 or older can
                        Specially trained hearing officers make recommendations to           opt-out without limitation. In addition to scheduling juror service, the
                        judges on establishing, enforcing or modifying child support         Office of Jury Administration acquaints prospective jurors with their
                        orders and also make recommendations on parentage and                responsibilities through the use of a juror orientation video.
                        medical support orders. The Expedited Child Support Center
                        works in coordination with the Illinois Department of Healthcare     Juvenile Court Clinic
                        and Family Services.                                                 The Juvenile Court Clinic is responsible for providing a variety of serv-
                                                                                             ices to judges and court personnel regarding clinical information in
                        Forensic Clinical Services                                           juvenile court proceedings. These services include consultation
                        Forensic Clinical Services provides comprehensive and diag-          regarding requests for clinical information, forensic clinical assess-
                        nostic clinical services to the court and related agencies under     ments in response to court ordered requests, information regarding
                        the court's jurisdiction. The agency employs psychiatric, psycho-    community based mental health resources, and education programs
                        logical and social service methods in the delivery of clinical       on issues relating to mental health information and court proceed-
                        services and submits clinical opinions and recommendations to        ings. Juvenile Court Clinic staff comprise lawyers and mental health
                        the court. Forensic Clinical Services also provides expert witness   professionals who use a multi-disciplinary approach to provide high
                        testimony where mandated.

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                       quality mental health assessments that are relevant, timely, culturally       conducted by a three-member panel of arbitrators. The arbitrators are

                                                                                                                                                                                    NON-JUDICIAL OFFICES
                       sensitive, and in a form that bridges the legal and mental health             licensed attorneys who have at least three years of experience and are
                       fields. Forensic clinical assessments can only be initiated by court order.   certified by the Administrative Office of the Illinois Courts as having suc-
                       Forensic clinical information is defined as mental health information that    cessfully completed a course in dispute resolution.
                       is to be used for a legal decision. After a family has been ordered to
                       undergo a clinical evaluation, a clinical coordinator facilitates the pro-
                                                                                                     Parenting Education Program
                       cess, which includes evaluating the information request, documenting
                                                                                                     The Parenting Education Program, known as Focus on Children, provides
                       the request, and arranging an intake interview. The assessment is writ-
                                                                                                     half-day parenting education class sessions. The classes address par-
                       ten by a clinician, who is usually a psychologist or psychiatrist, and is
                                                                                                     enting in divorce situations, post-decree situations and never-been-mar-
                       delivered to court before the family’s next court date. The information
                                                                                                     ried situations where the parents do not live together. The classes are
                       contained in the assessment is used by judges, lawyers, and probation
                                                                                                     initiated by court order. A fee is charged for attending the class, however,
                       officers to help them make informed decisions that promote better out-
                                                                                                     it may be reduced or waived by the judge.
                       comes for minors and their families.

                                                                                                     Office of the Public Guardian
                       Juvenile Probation and Court Services Department                              The Office of the Public Guardian represents minors in juvenile court
                       The Juvenile Probation and Court Services Department provides a myr-          cases involving abuse, dependency and neglect, as well as in contested
                       iad of supervision and intervention programs for minors under the age         child custody cases heard in the Domestic Relations Division. The Office
                       of 17 who have been found delinquent by the court. In each case               of the Public Guardian also acts as guardian of disabled adult wards of
                       where a child is found delinquent, the court carefully considers how it       the court. The Chief Judge of the Circuit Court is responsible for appoint-
                       can best meet the needs of the child and at the same time ensure the          ing the Cook County Public Guardian.

                       protection of the public. A judge allows a juvenile to remain at home
                       under supervision as long as the special conditions established by the
                                                                                                     Office of Official Court Reporters
                       court and the terms set by the probation officer are followed. The pri-
                                                                                                     The Office of Official Court Reporters employs court reporters who are
                       mary objectives of the Juvenile Probation and Court Services Department
                                                                                                     licensed by the State of Illinois. An official court reporter uses a steno-
                       are threefold: 1) to respond with a plan of action that builds the com-
                                                                                                     graphic machine to record verbatim each and every word spoken in a
                       petence of the minor 2) to redirect negative behavior while promoting
                                                                                                     court proceeding.
                       accountability 3) to restore the victim and the community.

                                                                                                     Social Service Department
                       Marriage and Family Counseling Service                                        The Social Service Department provides casework services to primarily
                       A part of the Domestic Relations Division, the Marriage and Family
                                                                                                     misdemeanor offenders. Some misdemeanor offenses include theft,
                       Counseling Service mediates custody and visitation disputes. The coun-
                                                                                                     indecent exposure, unlawful use of a weapon, assault and battery. The
                       seling service operates under court order and offers emergency inter-
                                                                                                     department develops and implements an individualized supervision plan
                       vention and referral services when necessary. Through its Family in
                                                                                                     for each offender and monitors the offender while he or she remains
                       Focus program, the service assists with court facilitation of custody
                                                                                                     under the court's supervision. Some of the services include the Domestic
                       disputes and provides supervised visitation for parents who meet the          Violence Program and the DUI (Driving Under the Influence) Intervention
                       program's qualifications. The services are provided free of charge.           Program.

                       Mandatory Arbitration
                       The Mandatory Arbitration program is an alternative dispute resolution
                       process for civil suits seeking money damages of $30,000 or less. The
                       process is less formal and less time consuming than a jury trial and is

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                    THE TRIAL PROCESS

                                                                                                                                                THE TRIAL PROCESS
                                                                                 The Circuit Court operates on a one day or one trial
                    When attending a criminal or civil trial, who or what can    system. This means that if a juror is not selected to serve
                    you expect to see?                                           on a jury by the end of the day, the juror is not required
                                                                                 to return the next day. Jury service is considered fulfilled
                                                                                 and the juror will not be called for at least another year.
                                                                                 However, jurors chosen to sit on a panel in a particular
                     The Participants                                            courtroom for a particular trial are required to serve for
                                                                                 the duration of that trial.
                     Judge: acts as a legal referee to ensure that proper
                     trial procedure is followed and issues rulings on points    While the trial judge determines the evidence and
                     of law. In a bench trial, the judge gives the verdict in    instructs the jury as to the law, the jurors are responsible
                     place of a jury.                                            for deciding the facts, following the law and rendering a
                                                                                 final decision.
                     Jury: present if demanded in a civil case and present
                     in a criminal case unless waived by the defendant.          Plaintiff: in a civil case, the person who files the com-
                     Their names are chosen at random from the lists of          plaint.
                     registered voters and licensed drivers in Cook County.
                                                                                 Defendant: person against whom a civil or criminal
                     Once a juror appears for jury duty, the juror is assigned   complaint is filed.
                     a panel number. Panels are divided randomly into
                     groups of 6 or 18. The juror then takes part in an          Prosecutor: in a criminal case, the Cook County

                     orientation program explaining the trial process which      State's Attorney’s Office acts as the legal representative
                     includes watching an orientation videotape.                 of the people of the State of Illinois in prosecuting the
                                                                                 accused defendant. Certain cases may be prosecuted by
                     When a trial is ready to begin, the judge sends the         municipal prosecutors.
                     deputy sheriff to the jury room to request potential
                     jurors. The judge generally requests a group of 6, 12,      Witness: gives testimony during the trial relating to the
                     18 or 36 jurors. Jurors, chosen by panel number, are        case.
                     sent to the courtroom to be questioned by the judge and
                     the attorneys to determine the juror's ability to keep an   Court Reporter: records every word spoken during
                     open mind and be fair. Eventually a jury panel of 12 is     the trial on a stenograph machine or a recording
                     selected. In some instances, two alternate jurors are       device.
                     also chosen. They are present throughout the trial but      Deputy Sheriff: keeps order in the court, guards
                     do not deliberate unless taking the place of an absent      defendants in criminal cases and maintains custody of
                     jury member. Any jurors not selected to sit on the          the jury.
                     courtroom panel return to the jury room and may be
                     sent to a new courtroom to be questioned for another        Clerk: swears in witnesses and maintains court orders
                     trial.                                                      and exhibits in a trial.

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                                                                                                                                                THE TRIAL PROCESS
                    Trial Proceedings
                    Most trials have five stages:

                    Stage 1
                       Jury Selection                                               Stage 4
                       The judge and attorneys question the jurors sent to the        Closing Arguments
                       courtroom until a panel of twelve is agreed upon by all        This is the final opportunity for the attorneys to
                       sides. The questioning is designed to excuse jurors who        address the jury. The plaintiff's attorney in a civil
                       might have difficulty in rendering a fair and impartial        case or the prosecutor in a criminal case proceeds
                       verdict in that particular case.                               first. The attorney analyzes the evidence and attempts
                                                                                      to convince the jury to decide in favor of his or her
                    Stage 2                                                           side of the case. The defense attorney follows with
                                                                                      his or her argument, attempting to do the same.
                       Opening Statements                                             Finally, the plaintiff's attorney or prosecutor has the
                       These are brief statements made by the attorneys to the        opportunity to present a rebuttal to the defense
                       jury in which the attorneys outline the facts as they see      attorney's argument.
                       them and what they hope to prove. The attorneys are
                       not considered witnesses and their statements are not
                       evidence. The plaintiff's attorney in a civil case or the    Stage 5

                       prosecutor in a criminal case gives the first statement        Jury Deliberations
                       and the defense attorney follows.                              The judge instructs the jury on the law they must
                                                                                      apply in the particular case. Jurors then retire from
                    Stage 3                                                           the courtroom to deliberate in secret. When the
                                                                                      jurors reach a verdict, the jury foreman who is
                       Presentation of Evidence                                       elected by fellow jurors informs the deputy sheriff
                       Witnesses for the plaintiff in a civil case or for the         that a decision has been reached. The jury returns to
                       prosecution in a criminal case testify first, witnesses        the courtroom and the verdict is read aloud to the
                       for the defense testify next and any rebuttal witnesses        parties.
                       testify last. Each witness is sworn to tell the truth. The
                       attorney who calls the witness asks questions in direct
                       examination. The attorney for the opposing side then
                       questions the witness in cross-examination. The pur-
                       pose of this questioning is to elicit evidence. Exhibits
                       and physical objects such as photographs and x-rays
                       may also be presented at this time as evidence.

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                                                                                                                                                                                     CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY DIRECTORY
                                                                                                               Probate Division
                                         COOK COUNTY                                                           Honorable Mary Ellen Coghlan       Remedies Division
                                                                                                               Presiding Judge                    Honorable Patricia Banks
                                         Tribunal de Circuito
                                                                                                               50 W. Washington St., Suite 1803   Presiding Judge
                                         del Condado de Cook
                                                                                                               Richard J. Daley Center            50 W. Washington St., Suite 2505
                                                                                                               Chicago, IL 60602                  Richard J. Daley Center
                                                  Honorable Timothy C. Evans                                   312.603.7545                       Chicago, IL 60602
                                                  Office of the Chief Judge                                    312.603.6673 TTY                   312.603.4347
                                                  Oficina del Juez Presidente                                                                     312.603.6673 TTY
                                                  50 W. Washington St., Suite 2600                             CIRCUIT COURT OF
                                                  Richard J. Daley Center                                      COOK COUNTY
                                                  Chicago, IL 60602
                                                  312.603.6673 TTY
                                                                                                               MUNICIPAL DEPARTMENT
                                                                                                               La Dependencia Municipal
                                         COUNTY DEPARTMENT                                                     First Municipal District           Fourth Municipal District
                                         Dependencia del Condado                                               Honorable E. Kenneth Wright, Jr.   Honorable Cheyrl D. Ingram
                                                                                                               Presiding Judge                    Presiding Judge
                                         Chancery Division                  County Division                    50 W. Washington St., Suite1303    1500 Maybrook Drive
                                         Honorable Moshe Jacobius           Honorable Edmund Ponce de León     Richard J. Daley Center            Maywood, IL 60153
                                         Presiding Judge                    Presiding Judge                    Chicago, IL 60602                  708.865.6060
                                         50 W. Washington St., Suite 2403   50 W. Washington St., Suite 1701   312.603.6132                       312.603.6673 TTY
                                         Richard J. Daley Center            Richard J. Daley Center            312.603.6673 TTY
                                         Chicago, IL 60602                  Chicago, IL 60602
                                         312.603.4181                       312.603.6194                       Traffic Section - First District   Fifth Municipal District
                                         312.603.6673 TTY                   312.603.6673 TTY                   Honorable Walter Williams          Honorable David P. Sterba
                                                                                                               Supervising Judge                  Presiding Judge
                                         Criminal Division                  Domestic Relations Division        50 W. Washington St., Suite 400    10220 S. 76th Avenue
                                         Honorable Paul P. Biebel, Jr.      Honorable Carole Kamin Belows      Richard J. Daley Center            Bridgeview, IL 60455
                                         Presiding Judge                    Acting Presiding Judge             Chicago, IL 60602                  708.974.6288
                                         2600 S. California Ave., Rm. 101   50 W. Washington St., Suite 1901   312.603.2600                       312.603.6673 TTY
                                         Chicago, IL 60608                  Richard J. Daley Center            312.603.6673 TTY
                                         773.647.3160                       Chicago, IL 60602
                                         312.603.6673 TTY                   312.603.6556                       Second Municipal District          Sixth Municipal District
                                                                            312.603.6673 TTY                   Honorable Shelley Sutker-Dermer    Honorable Marjorie C. Laws
                                         Domestic Violence Division                                            Presiding Judge                    Presiding Judge
                                                                                                               5600 Old Orchard Road              16501 South Kedzie Parkway
                                         Honorable Grace G. Dickler         Law Division
                                                                                                               Skokie, IL 60077                   Markham, IL 60428
                                         Presiding Judge                    Honorable William D. Maddux
                                                                                                               847.470.7200                       708.232.4170
                                         555 W. Harrison St.                Presiding Judge
                                                                                                               312.603.6673 TTY                   312.603.6673 TTY
                                         Chicago, IL 60607                  50 W. Washington St., Suite 2005
                                         312.325.9000                       Richard J. Daley Center
                                         312.603.6673 TTY                   Chicago, IL 60602                  Third Municipal District           Marriage Court
                                                                            312.603.6343                       Honorable Joseph J. Urso           119 West Randolph St.
                                                                            312.603.6673 TTY                   Presiding Judge                    County Building - Lower Level
                                                                                                               2121 Euclid                        Chicago, IL 60602
                                                                                                               Rolling Meadows, IL 60008          312.603.5660
                                                                                                               847.818.2287                       312.603.6673 TTY
                                                                                                               312.603.6673 TTY
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                                                                                                                                                                                      CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY DIRECTORY
                                         COOK COUNTY                                                              COOK COUNTY
                                         JUVENILE JUSTICE & CHILD PROTECTION DEPARTMENT                                                            For judges’ division assignments
                                         La Dependencia de Justicia Juvenil y Protección Infantil                 CIRCUIT JUDGES                   visit www.cookcountycourt.org
                                                                                                                  Jueces de Circuito
                                         Juvenile Justice Division              Child Protection Division
                                         Honorable Michael P. Toomin            Honorable Patricia M. Martin                                       Donna L. Cooper
                                         Presiding Judge                        Presiding Judge                       Martin S. Agran              Clayton Jay Crane
                                         1100 S. Hamilton Ave., Rm. 8004        1100 S. Hamilton Ave., Rm. 8004       Mauricio Araujo              Paula M. Daleo
                                         Chicago, IL 60612                      Chicago, IL 60612                     Edward A. Arce               Thomas M. Davy
                                         312.433.4757                           312.433.4756                          Nancy J. Arnold              Maureen F. Delehanty
                                         312.603.6673 TTY                       312.603.6673 TTY                      Robert Balanoff              David Delgado
                                                                                                                      Patricia Banks               Anna Helen Demacopoulos
                                                                                                                      Ronald F. Bartkowicz         Grace G. Dickler
                                         Juvenile Justice & Child
                                                                                                                      Carole Kamin Bellows         Christopher J. Donnelly
                                         Protection Resource Section                                                  Gerald C. Bender
                                         Honorable Sophia H. Hall                                                                                  John T. Doody, Jr.
                                                                                                                      Michael Ian Bender           Deborah Mary Dooling
                                         Administrative Presiding Judge                                               Andrew Berman
                                         50 W. Washington St., Suite 2301                                                                          Jennifer Duncan-Brice
                                                                                                                      Jeanne Cleveland Bernstein   Laurence J. Dunford
                                         Richard J. Daley Center                                                      Robert W. Bertucci
                                         Chicago, IL 60602                                                                                         Loretta Eadie-Daniels
                                                                                                                      Paul P. Biebel, Jr.          James D. Egan
                                         312.603.3733                                                                 Richard J. Billik, Jr.
                                         312.603.6673 TTY                                                                                          Lynn M. Egan
                                                                                                                      Daniel Patrick Brennan       Richard J. Elrod
                                                                                                                      Margaret A. Brennan          Timothy C. Evans
                                                                                                                      Eileen M. Brewer             Candace Jean Fabri
                                         COMMUNITY LIAISONS                                                           Cynthia Brim                 Thomas P. Fecarotta, Jr.
                                         Enlaces de la Comunidad                                                      Rodney Hughes Brooks         Roger G. Fein
                                                                                                                      Janet Adams Brosnahan        Peter A. Felice
                                         African American                                                             Mary Margaret Brosnahan      Denise Kathleen Filan
                                         Community Liaison                                                            James R. Brown               Kathy M. Flanagan
                                         Melanie Wheeler                                                              Dennis J. Burke              Thomas E. Flanagan
                                         50 W. Washington St., Suite 2600                                             Kathleen Marie Burke         James P. Flannery, Jr.
                                         Richard J. Daley Center                                                      Charles P. Burns             Ellen L. Flannigan
                                         Chicago, IL 60602                                                            Anthony L. Burrell           John J. Fleming
                                         312.603.3587                                                                 Thomas J. Byrne              Kenneth L. Fletcher
                                                                                                                      John P. Callahan             Peter Flynn
                                                                                                                      Diane Gordon Cannon          Nicholas R. Ford
                                                                                                                      Jill Cerone-Marisie          Margaret O’Mara Frossard
                                                                                                                      Gloria Chevere               Steven J. Fruth
                                                                                                                      Evelyn B. Clay               Raymond Funderburk
                                                                                                                      Martin D. Coghlan            Celia G. Gamrath
                                                                                                                      Mary Ellen Coghlan           Rodolfo Garcia
                                                                                                                      Matthew E. Coghlan           Vincent M. Gaughan
                                                                                                                      Melvin J. Cole               James J. Gavin
                                                                                                                      Ann Collins-Dole             Nicholas Geanopoulos
                                                                                                                      Claudia Grace Conlon         Allen S. Goldberg
                                                                                                                      Maureen E. Connors           Robert E. Gordon

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                                         CIRCUIT COURT OF                                                CIRCUIT COURT OF
                                         COOK COUNTY                                                     COOK COUNTY
                                                                            Geary W. Kull                                                Dominique C. Ross
                                         CIRCUIT JUDGE                      Margarita T. Kulys Hoffman   CIRCUIT JUDGES                  Thomas David Roti
                                         Jueces de Circuit                  William J. Kunkle            Jueces de Circuito              Lisa Ruble Murphy
                                                                            William G. Lacy                                              Jim Ryan
                                             John C. Griffin                Bertina E. Lampkin               James Patrick Murphy        Kristyna C. Ryan
                                             Susan Ruscitti Grussel         Diane J. Larsen                  Patrick T. Murphy           Leida J. Gonzalez Santiago
                                             Deborah J. Gubin               Jeffrey Lawrence                 Thomas W. Murphy            Drella Savage
                                             Catherine Marie Haberkorn      Marjorie C. Laws                 Timothy P. Murphy           George F. Scully, Jr.
                                             William J. Haddad              Yehuda P. Lebovits               Joyce Marie Murphy Gorman   James A. Shapiro
                                             Sophia H. Hall                 Pamela M. Leeming                James C. Murray, Jr.        Colleen F. Sheehan
                                             Orville E. Hambright, Jr.      Casandra Lewis                   Marya Nega                  Kevin M. Sheehan
                                             Kay M. Hanlon                  Thomas J. Lipscomb               P. Scott Neville, Jr.       Diane M. Shelley
                                             La Quietta J. Hardy-Campbell   Robert Lopez Cepero              Lewis Michael Nixon         Patrick J. Sherlock
                                             Edward S. Harmening            Noreen Valeria Love              Donald J. O'Brien, Jr.      Henry R. Simmons, Jr.
                                             Sheldon A. Harris              Michele Francene Lowrance        Edward P. O’Brien           Henry M. Singer
                                             Curtis Heaston                 Pamela E. Loza                   Joan Margaret O’Brien       Maura Slattery Boyle
                                             Thomas L. Hogan                Stuart F. Lubin                  Patrick W. O’Brien          Irwin J. Solganick
                                             William H. Hooks               Marvin P. Luckman                William T. O’Brien          Cheryl A. Starks
                                             Vanessa A. Hopkins             Daniel Joseph Lynch              Ann O’Donnell               Ketki Shroff Steffen
                                             Carol M. Howard                Thomas V. Lyons, II              Lawrence O’Gara             David P. Sterba
                                             Garritt E. Howard              William D. Maddux                James N. O’Hara             Victoria A. Stewart
                                             Michael J. Howlett, Jr.        William O. Maki                  William D. O'Neal           Paul Stralka
                                             Nathaniel R. Howse, Jr.        Daniel B. Malone                 Eileen O’Neill Burke        Jane Louise Stuart
                                             Arnette R. Hubbard             Marcia Maras                     Ramon Ocasio III            Michael W. Stuttley
                                             Michael B. Hyman               LeRoy K. Martin, Jr.             Stuart E. Palmer            Daniel J. Sullivan
                                             Cheyrl D. Ingram               Patricia M. Martin               Kathleen M. Pantle          Laura M. Sullivan
                                             Anthony A. Iosco               Mary Anne Mason                  Sebastian T. Patti          Sharon M. Sullivan
                                             Moshe Jacobius                 Veronica B. Mathein              Sheryl A. Pethers           Donald J. Suriano
                                             Raymond L. Jagielski           James P. McCarthy                Donna Phelps Felton         Shelley Sutker-Dermer
                                             Marilyn F. Johnson             Barbara A. McDonald              Daniel J. Pierce            Rhoda Davis Sweeney
                                             Dorothy F. Jones               Susan J. McDunn                  Edward N. Pietrucha         Bill Taylor
                                             Rickey Jones                   Patrick E. McGann                Edmund Ponce de León        Michael P. Toomin
                                             Sidney A. Jones, III           James M. McGing                  Jackie Marie Portman        Sandra Tristano
                                             Daniel E. Jordan               Sheila McGinnis                  Joan E. Powell              John D. Turner, Jr.
                                             Edward R. Jordan               Dennis M. McGuire                Lee Preston                 Valarie E. Turner
                                             Michelle D. Jordan             Kathleen M. McGury               Robert J. Quinn             Joseph J. Urso
                                             Paul A. Karkula                Michael B. McHale                Thomas P. Quinn             James M. Varga
                                             Themis N. Karnezis             Clare Elizabeth McWilliams       Jesse G. Reyes              Pamela E. Hill Veal
                                             Joseph G. Kazmierski, Jr.      Barbara M Meyer                  James L. Rhodes             Raul Vega
                                             Thomas J. Kelley               Mary L. Mikva                    Daniel A. Riley             Kenneth J. Wadas
                                             Carol A. Kelly                 Martha A. Mills                  James Gerard Riley          Carl Anthony Walker
                                             Kathleen G. Kennedy            Raymond W. Mitchell              Anita Rivkin-Carothers      Debra B. Walker
                                             Kerry M. Kennedy               Colleen McSweeney Moore          Mary Colleen Roberts        Ursula Walowski
                                             Diana L. Kenworthy             John J. Moran, Jr.               Mary K. Rochford            Richard F. Walsh
                                             John P. Kirby                  Mary A. Mulhern                  Patrick T. Rogers           John A. Ward
                                             Anthony C. Kyriakopoulos       Allen F. Murphy

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                                         CIRCUIT COURT OF                                           CIRCUIT COURT OF
                                         COOK COUNTY                                                COOK COUNTY
                                         CIRCUIT JUDGES                                                                            Donald D. Panarese, Jr.
                                         Jueces de Circuito               Peggy Chiampas            ASSOCIATE JUDGES               Joseph D. Panarese
                                                                          Joseph Michael Claps      Jueces Comisionados            Luciano Panici
                                             Maureen Ward Kirby           LaGuina Clay-Clark                                       Kathleen Ann Panozzo
                                             Edward Washington II         Robert J. Clifford            John L. Huff               Michael R. Panter
                                             John A. Wasilewski           Neil H. Cohen                 Bridget Jane Hughes        Alfred J. Paul
                                             Arthur P. Wheatley           Susan M. Coleman              Colleen Ann Hyland         Arthur C. Perivolidis
                                             Alexander P. White           Thomas J. Condon              John Joseph Hynes          Angela Munari Petrone
                                             Walter Williams              Stephen J. Connolly           Marianne Jackson           William G. Pileggi
                                             Shelli D. Williams-Hayes     Lisa R. Curcio                William R. Jackson, Jr.    Dennis J. Porter
                                             Camille E. Willis            Noreen Marie Daly             Moira S. Johnson           Carolyn Quinn
                                             Thaddeus L. Wilson           Ronald S. Davis               Timothy Joseph Joyce       Marguerite A. Quinn
                                             Charles R. Winkler           Mathias W. Delort             Jordan Kaplan              Jeanne Marie Reynolds
                                             William H. Wise              Israel A. Desierto            James N. Karahalios        Hyman I. Riebman
                                             Gregory J. Wojkowski         Sheila King Devane            Pamela G. Karahalios       Elizabeth Loredo Rivera
                                             Lauretta Higgins Wolfson     Thomas More Donnelly          Nancy J. Katz              Stanley Sacks
                                             E. Kenneth Wright, Jr.       Lauren Gottainer Edidin       Stuart Paul Katz           Marcus R. Salone
                                             Frank G. Zelezinski          James P. Etchingham           Lynne Kawamoto             Bernard J. Sarley
                                             Susan F. Zwick               Maureen P. Feerick            Carol A. Kipperman         Naomi H. Schuster
                                                                          Fe Fernandez                  Randye A. Kogan            Joseph M. Sconza
                                         ASSOCIATE JUDGES                 Howard L. Fink                Demetrios G. Kottaras      John J. Scotillo
                                         Jueces Comisionados              Brian K. Flaherty             Joan M. Kubalanza          Robert E. Senechalle, Jr.
                                                                          Lawrence Edward Flood         Maria Kuriakos Ciesil      Terrence V. Sharkey
                                             Carmen K. Aguilar            Lawrence P. Fox               Alfred L. Levinson         Darryl B. Simko
                                             Jorge Luis Alonso            Thomas V. Gainer, Jr.         Neil J. Linehan            Michele M. Simmons
                                             David B. Atkins              Sheldon C. Garber             James B. Linn              Douglas J. Simpson
                                             Larry G. Axelrood            Daniel T. Gillespie           Patricia Marian Logue      David A. Skryd
                                             Callie Lynn Baird            Pamela Hughes Gillespie       Mark Joseph Lopez          Terence Blair Smith
                                             Patrice Ball-Reed            Susan Fox Gillis              Patrick Foran Lustig       James E. Snyder
                                             Mark J. Ballard              Gregory Robert Ginex          Thaddeus Stephan Machnik   Domenica A. Stephenson
                                             Helaine Leslie Berger        Steven J. Goebel              Jeffrey A. Malak           Richard Anthony Stevens
                                             Laura Bertucci Smith         Renée G. Goldfarb             Ellen Beth Mandeltort      Sanjay T. Tailor
                                             Samuel J. Betar, III         William E. Gomolinski         Martin E. McDonough        Sybil C. Thomas
                                             Adam Donald Bourgeois, Jr.   Joel Leslie Greenblatt        Brigid Mary McGrath        Elmer James Tolmaire III
                                             Yolande M. Bourgeois         Maxwell Griffin, Jr.          Patricia Mendoza           John D. Tourtelot
                                             Darron Edward Bowden         John B. Grogan                Mary R. Minella            Thomas M. Tucker
                                             William Stewart Boyd         Gilbert J. Grossi             Daniel R. Miranda          Franklin Ulyses Valderrama
                                             Stephen Y. Brodhay           R. Morgan Hamilton            Martin Paul Moltz          Rena Marie Van Tine
                                             Michael Brown                David E. Haracz               Thomas R. Mulroy           Gregory P. Vazquez
                                             Elizabeth M. Budzinski       Donald R. Havis               Leonard Murray             Neera Walsh
                                             Clarence L. Burch            Thomas J. Hennelly            Raymond Myles              Jeffrey L. Warnick
                                             Anthony John Calabrese       Rosemary Grant Higgins        Rita M. Novak              Lori M. Wolfson
                                             John Thomas Carr             Arthur F. Hill, Jr.           Gregory M. O'Brien         Leon Wool
                                             Frank Castiglione            Earl B. Hoffenberg            Thomas J. O'Hara           James A. Zafiratos
                                             Cheryl D. Cesario            Ann Houser                    James Michael Obbish
                                             Timothy J. Chambers                                        Marcia B. Orr

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                                                                                                                                                        COOK COUNTY DIRECTORY
                        For questions about...                                                AUTO POUND
                                                                                              Depósito de           Cook County Sheriff’s Office
                                                                                              Automóviles           Alguacil del Condado de Cook
                                                                                                                    10351 S. Woodlawn St.
                        Adopción                      Circuit Court of Cook County
                                                                                                                    Chicago, IL 60628
                                                      County Division                                               773.291.2315
                                                      La División del Condado
                                                      50 W. Washington St., Room 1701         BIRTH CERTIFICATES
                                                      Richard J. Daley Center
                                                                                              Actas de Nacimiento   Cook County Clerk's Office
                                                      Chicago, IL 60602
                                                                                                                    Secretario del Condado de Cook
                                                                                                                    County Building
                                                                                                                    118 N. Clark St., Lower Level
                        APPELLATE COURT                                                                             Chicago, IL 60602
                        Tribunal de Apelaciónes       Illinois Appellate Court                                      312.603.5656

                                                      First District
                                                      Tribunal de Apelaciónes de Illinois     BOND REFUND
                                                      Primer Distrito                         Devolución de         Bond Forfeit Information
                                                      160 N. LaSalle St.                      Fianzas               Información sobre Confiscación de
                                                      Chicago, IL 60601                                             Fianzas
                                                      312.793.5484                                                  312.603.6429

                        APPLICATION TO                                                                              General Information
                        SUE OR DEFEND AS                                                                            Información General
                        AN INDIGENT PERSON                                                                          50 W. Washington St., Room 1005
                        Solicitud para eximirse del   Circuit Court of Cook County                                  Richard J. Daley Center
                        pago de presentación de       First Municipal District                                      Chicago, IL 60608
                        demanda por ser persona       Primer Distrito Municipal                                     312.603.3975
                        de escasos recursos           50 W. Washington St., Room 1301
                                                      Richard J. Daley Center                 CHILD ABUSE
                                                      Chicago, IL 60602                       Abuso Infantil        Child Abuse & Neglect Hotline
                        (for individuals              312.603.4424                                                  Department of Children &
                        seeking a waiver                                                                            Family Services
                        of filing fees)                                                                             Línea de Emergencia para Abuso y
                                                                                                                    Descuido Infantil, Departmento de
                        ARBITRATION                                                                                 Servicios Familiares e Infantiles
                        Arbitrio                      Circuit Court of Cook County
                                                                                                                    (24 hours / 7 days a week)
                                                      Mandatory Arbitration
                                                      Resoluciones Obligatorias de Arbitrio
                                                      222 N. LaSalle St., 13th Floor
                                                                                                                    In-Touch Hotline
                                                                                                                    Línea de Emergencia en Contacto
                                                      Chicago, IL 60601
                                                                                                                    (6PM - 10:30PM / 7 nights a week)
                                                      312.793.0145 TTY

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                                                                                      CHILDREN'S ADVOCACY ROOM

                                                                                                                                                                  COOK COUNTY DIRECTORY
                                                                                      Centro de Apoyo             For children whose parents or guardians are
                                                                                      Infantil                    appearing in court

                                                                                                                  General Information
                        CHILD SUPPORT                                                                             Información General
                        ENFORCEMENT                                                                               312.603.1945
                        Aplicación de las   Clerk of the Circuit Court
                        Ordenes de          of Cook County                            CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY
                        Manutención de      Child Support Division                    CHILDREN'S ADVOCACY ROOM LOCATIONS
                        Menores             División de Manutención de Menores        Ubicaciones de los Centros de Apoyo Infantil
                                            del Secretario del Tribunal de Circuito
                                            del Condado de Cook                       Richard J. Daley Center               Second Municipal District
                                            General Information                       Rhoda Bresler Children's Room         Skokie Courthouse
                                            Información General                       50 W. Washington St., Room 1309       5600 Old Orchard Rd., Room 155B
                                            28 N. Clark St., Rm. 200                  Richard J. Daley Center               Skokie, Illinois 60077
                                            Chicago, IL 60602                         Chicago, Illinois 60602               847.470.7536
                                            312.603.2000                              312.603.6252
                                                                                                                            Fourth Municipal District

                                                                                      Domestic Violence Court               Loyola Children's Room at Maywood
                                                                                      555 W. Harrison St., 1st Floor        1500 Maybrook Dr., 2nd Floor
                                            Illinois Department of Healthcare         Chicago, Illinois 60607               Maywood, Illinois 60153
                                            and Family Services                       312.325.9110                          708.865.5952
                                            Child Support Intake Department
                                            Manutención de Menores y                  Expedited Child Support Center        Fifth Municipal District
                                            Recepción de Datos                        32 W. Randolph St., Suite 1400        Bridgeview Courthouse
                                            32 W. Randolph St.                        Chicago, Illinois 60601               10220 S. 76th Ave., Room 235
                                            Chicago, IL 60601                         312.603.1256                          Bridgeview, Illinois 60455
                                            312.793.8392                                                                    708.947.7023
                                                                                      Juvenile Court Center
                                                                                      Art and Nature Room                   Sixth Municipal District
                                                                                      1100 S. Hamilton Ave., 1st Floor      K.C. Conlon Children's Room
                                                                                      Chicago, Illinois 60612               16501 S. Kedzie Pkwy., 1st Floor
                                            Circuit Court of Cook County              312.433.6909                          Markham, Illinois 60428
                                            Expedited Child Support                                                         708.232.4282
                                            Manutención Infantil Expedita             Mediation Center
                                            32 W. Randolph St., Suite 1400            69 W. Washington Street, 10th Floor
                                            Chicago, IL 60601                         Chicago, Illinois 60602
                                            312.603.1260                              312.603.1544
                                            312.603.6673 TTY

                                                                                      CLERK OF THE COURT
                                                                                      Secretaria del                        Clerk of the Circuit Court
                                                                                      Tribunal                              of Cook County
                                                                                                                            Secretaria del Tribunal de Circuito
                                                                                                                            del Condado de Cook
                                                                                                                            50 W. Washington St., Room 1001
                                                                                                                            Richard J. Daley Center
                                                                                                                            Chicago, Illinois 60602
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                        Asesoría                    Circuit Court of Cook County                  HOSPITAL
                                                    Marriage & Family Counseling Service          Hospital              John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital
                                                    Servicios de Asesoría Matrimonial y Asuntos                         of Cook County
                                                    Familiares                                                          Hospital John H. Stroger, Jr.
                                                    69 W. Washington St., Suite 1000                                    del Condado de Cook
                                                    Chicago, IL 60602                                                   Main Switchboard
                                                    312.603.1540                                                        Operadora Principal
                                                    312.603.6673 TTY                                                    1901 W. Harrison St.
                                                                                                                        Chicago, IL 60612
                        COURT REPORTERS                                                                                 312.864.6000
                        Estenógrafos del Tribunal   Circuit Court of Cook County                  INTERPRETER
                                                    Office of Official Court Reporters            SERVICES
                                                    Estenógrafos Oficiales del Tribunal           Servicios de          Circuit Court of Cook County
                                                    69 W. Washington St., 9th Floor               Intérpretes           Office of Interpreter Services
                                                    Chicago, IL 60602                                                   Oficina de Intérpretes
                                                    312.603.8400                                                        General Information

                                                    312.603.6673 TTY                                                    Información General
                                                                                                                        2650 S. California Ave.
                        FORENSIC SERVICES                                                                               Chicago, IL 60608
                        Servicios Forenses          Circuit Court of Cook County                                        773.674.3210
                                                                                                                        773.674.3213 TTY
                                                    Forensic Clinical Services
                                                    Servicios Clínicos Forenses
                                                    2650 S. California Ave., 10th Floor           JAIL
                                                    Chicago, IL 60608                             Cárcel                Cook County Jail
                                                    773.674.6100                                                        Cárcel del Condado de Cook
                                                    773.674.7605 TTY                                                    General Information
                                                                                                                        Información General
                                                    Circuit Court of Cook County                                        773.674.7100
                                                    Cook County Juvenile Court Clinic
                                                    Clinica del Tribunal de Menores del Condado                         Cermak Health Services
                                                    de Cook                                                             Cermak Servicios de Sanidad
                                                    2245 W. Ogden, 5th Floor                                            (Health Clinic for Cook County Jail)
                                                    Chicago, IL 60612                                                   2800 S. California Ave.
                                                    312.433.6686                                                        Chicago, IL 60608
                                                    312.433.6851 FAX                                                    773.674.7000

                                                                                                  JURY SERVICE
                                                                                                  Servicio de Jurados   Circuit Court of Cook County
                                                                                                                        Office of Jury Administration
                                                                                                                        Administración de Jurados
                                                                                                                        50 W. Washington St., Room 1000
                                                                                                                        Richard J. Daley Center
                                                                                                                        Chicago, IL 60602
                                                                                                                        773.674.3213 TTY

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                        DETENTION                                                                   LICENSES (cont.)
                        Detención Juvenil                                                           Licencias
                                                    Circuit Court of Cook County
                                                    Juvenile Temporary Detention                      •Driver's Licenses                   •Liquor Licenses
                                                    Center (formerly Audy Center)                        Illinois Secretary of State          Illinois Liquor Control
                                                    General Information                                  General Information                  Commission
                                                    Información General                                  Información General sobre            Comisión sobre Control de
                                                    1100 S. Hamilton Ave.                                Licencia de Conducir                 Bebidas Alcohólicas de Illinois
                                                    Chicago, IL 60612                                    312.793.1010                         312.814.2206
                                                    312.433.7102 (Center)

                                                                                                    NAME CHANGE
                                                                                                    Cambios de Nombre          Circuit Court of Cook County

                        LAW LIBRARY                                                                 o Apellido                 Name Change Information
                        Biblioteca                  Cook County Law Library                                                    Información para el Cambio de Nombre
                        Jurídica                    Biblioteca Jurídica del Condado de Cook                                    50 W. Washington St., Room 802
                                                    50 W. Washington St., 29th Floor                                           Richard J. Daley Center
                                                    Richard J. Daley Center                                                    Chicago, IL 60602
                                                    Chicago, IL 60602                                                          312.603.5133
                                                                                                    ORDERS OF
                        LICENSES                                                                    PROTECTION
                        Licencias                                                                   Ordenes de                 Clerk of the Circuit Court
                                                                                                    Protección                 of Cook County
                          •Birth, Death, Marriage                  •Business Licenses
                           Certificates                            •Chicago City Vehicle Stickers                              Secretaria del Tribunal de Circuito
                          •Business Registration                   •Dog Licenses                                               del Condado de Cook
                                                                                                                               General Information
                          •Election & Voter Registration           •Going Out of Business Info                                 Información General
                          •Notary Registration                     •Residential Parking Permits                                555 W. Harrison Street
                           Cook County Clerk's Office               Office of the City Clerk                                   Chicago, IL 60607
                           County Building                          City of Chicago
                           118 N. Clark St.                         City Hall
                           Chicago, IL 60602                        121 N. La Salle St.             PARENTING
                           312.603.5656                             Chicago, IL 60602               EDUCATION
                                                                    312.744.6861                    PROGRAM
                                                                                                    Adiestramiento             Circuit Court of Cook County
                                                                                                    para Ser Mejor             Focus on Children
                                                                                                    Padre de Familia           Parenting Education Program
                                                                                                                               General Information
                                                                                                                               Información General
                                                                                                                               69 W. Washington St., Suite 1000
                                                                                                                               Chicago, IL 60602
                                                                                                                               312.603.6673 TTY
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                                                                                                                                                    COOK COUNTY DIRECTORY
                        PRO SE COURT                                                  PUBLIC GUARDIAN
                        Juzgado Pro-Se Por   Circuit Court of Cook County             Tutoría Oficial      Cook County Public Guardian’s Office
                        si mismo             First Municipal District                                      Tutoría Oficial del Condado de Cook
                                             Primer Distrito Municipal
                                             50 W. Washington St., Room 602                                Adult Guardianship Advocacy &
                                             Richard J. Daley Center                                       Domestic Relations Divisions
                                             Chicago, IL 60602                                             Apoyo de Tutoría de Adultos y
                                             312.603.5626                                                  División de Relaciones Domésticas
                                                                                                           69 W. Washington St., Suite 1800
                        PROBATION                                                                          Chicago, IL 60602
                        Probatoria           Circuit Court of Cook County                                  312.603.0800
                                             Adult Probation Department                                    312.603.0801 TTY
                                             Administrative Offices
                                             La Dependencia de Libertad                                    Child Abuse & Neglect Division

                                             Probatoria de Adultos                                         División de Abuso y Abandono Infantil
                                             69 W. Washington St., Suite 2000                              2245 W. Ogden Ave., 4th Floor
                                             Chicago, IL 60602                                             Chicago, IL 60612
                                             312.603.0240                                                  312.433.4300
                                             773.674.6880 TTY
                                             Circuit Court of Cook County             Alguacil             Cook County Sheriff's Office
                                             Juvenile Probation and                                        Oficina del Alguacil del Condado
                                             Court Services Department                                     de Cook
                                             La Dependencia de Libertad Probatoria                         General Information
                                             y Servicios Judiciales para Menores                           Información General
                                             1100 S. Hamilton Ave., 2nd Floor                              50 W. Washington St., Room 704
                                             Chicago, IL 60612                                             Richard J. Daley Center
                                             312.433.6901                                                  Chicago, IL 60602
                                             312.433.4401 TTY                                              312.603.6444

                        PUBLIC DEFENDER                                               SOCIAL SERVICES
                        Defensor de Oficio   Cook County Public Defender’s Office     Servicios Sociales   Circuit Court of Cook County
                                             Defensor de Oficio del Condado de Cook                        Social Service Department
                                             69 W. Washington St., 15th Floor                              Departmento de Servicio Sociales
                                             Chicago, IL 60602                                             General Information
                                             312.603.0600                                                  Información General
                                                                                                           2650 S. California Ave., Rm. 901
                                                                                                           Chicago, IL 60608
                                                                                                           773.674.7203 TTY

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                        STATE'S ATTORNEY
                        Minesterio Fiscal Público   Cook County State's Attorney’s Office
                                                    Minesterio Fiscal Público del
                                                    Condado de Cook
                                                    50 W. Washington St., Room 500
                                                    Richard J. Daley Center
                                                    Chicago, IL 60602
                                                    312.603.5440 Civil            Civiles
                                                    773.674.2700 Criminal         Penales

                        Recorridos                  Circuit Court of Cook County
                                                    Office of Public Affairs
                        (for those interested in    Oficina de Asuntos Públicos

                        a tour of the Daley         69 W. Washington St., Suite 3300
                        Center Courthouse)          Chicago, IL 60602

                        Tránsito                    Traffic Safety School
                                                    Escuela de Orientación para la
                                                    Seguridad Vial                          Visit us at www.cookcountycourt.org

                        Registro de Votantes        Cook County Voter Registration
                                                    Chicago & Suburbs
                                                    Registro de Votantes del Condado
                                                    de Cook - Chicago y Suburbios
                                                    312.269.7960 (Chicago)
                                                    312.603.0906 (Suburbs)

                        Ordenes Judiciales          Civil              Criminal
                        Detención Fianzas           Civiles            Penales
                                                    312.603.6475       312.603.3770

                                   If you would like more information about the
                                                                                                          STATE OF ILLINOIS
                                      Circuit Court of Cook County, visit us at:                  CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY
                                                                                                       Office of the Chief Judge


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