COVID-19 Information and Updates

The Illinois Judicial Branch continues to monitor the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus. It is important to have reliable information when dealing with a public health emergency. The Illinois Department of Public Health and the Centers for Disease Control are two verified sources for information on COVID-19. Court users and employees are reminded to take the same precautions that would be used during any flu season (wash your hands thoroughly, cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, and stay home if you are feeling sick). Please refer back to this page as it will be updated with new information as it becomes available.

For more information, please visit the websites listed below:

 

Chief Justice Anne M. Burke's Thank You Letter to Court Personnel


 

Recent Updates

 

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Date   Court   County Update
03/31/20 3rd Circuit Bond
Madison
Third Judicial Circuit Administrative Order Regarding COVID-19 Emergency
03/31/20 6th Circuit Douglas Administrative Order - COVID-19 - Reduction in Operations
03/31/20 7th Circuit Macoupin Memorandum to Courthouse Employees Regarding Response to COVID-19 Virus
03/31/20 11th Circuit Ford
Livingston
Logan
McLean
Woodford
Extension of Administrative Order 2020-06 and 2020-07 Through April 30, 2020 and Additional Courthouse Precautions
03/31/20 22nd Circuit McHenry In re the Matter of Procedures in the Family Division for Hearings on a Summary Basis Pursuant to the Continuity of Operations Covid-19 Protocols
03/31/20 22nd Circuit McHenry In re the Matter of Procedures in the Family Division for Entry of Final Judgments and Parenting Allocation Judgments Pursuant to the Continuity of Operations Covid-19 Protocols
03/31/20 22nd Circuit McHenry In re the Matter of Procedures in the Family Division for Pre-Trial Settlement Conferences Pursuant to the Continuity of Operations Covid-19 Protocols
03/30/20 Cook County Cook Chief Judge Evans extends postponement of most court cases, orders video appearances systemwide
03/30/20 Cook County Cook Amended Administrative Order - COVID-19 Emergency Measures
03/30/20 Appellate Court 3rd District Notice from the Third District Appellate Court Clerk
03/30/20 Appellate Court 4th District Notice from the Fourth District Appellate Court Clerk
03/30/20 2nd Circuit Crawford Crawford County Courthouse Closed Due to COVID-19 Exposure   
03/30/20 3rd Circuit Bond
Madison
Third Judicial Circuit Response to COVID-19 Emergency/Impact on Trials - Extension
03/30/20 4th Circuit Christian
Clay
Clinton
Effingham
Fayette
Jasper
Marion
Montgomery
Shelby
Amended Administrative Order Regarding COVID-19 and Court Operations
03/27/20 21st Circuit Iroquois Temporary Order Regarding Notification of Court Dates
03/27/20 21st Circuit Iroquois COVID-19 Adult Criminal Proceedings, Juvenile Court Proceedings and General Orders
03/27/20 21st Circuit Kankakee Temporary Order Regarding Notification of Court Dates
03/27/20 21st Circuit Kankakee COVID-19 Adult Criminal Proceedings, Juvenile Court Proceedings and General Orders
03/27/20 23rd Circuit DeKalb In the Matter of the Continuance of Trials Under the Exigent Circumstances due to the COVID-19 Pandemic
03/26/20 5th Circuit Vermilion Temporary Procedures in Response to COVID-19 Pandemic Re Misdemeanor/Traffic Arrests and Service of Civil Bench Warrants - Notices to Appear/Recognizance
03/26/20 5th Circuit Vermilion Supplemental Administrative Order Re Emergency Court Operations During the COVID-19 Pandemic
03/26/20 5th Circuit Edgar Temporary Order - COVID-19 - Notice to Appear
03/26/20 6th Circuit Champaign
DeWitt
Douglas
Macon
Moultrie
Piatt
Emergency Order - COVID-19
03/26/20 10th Circuit Marshall
Peoria
Putnam
Stark
Tazewell
10th Circuit Suspends All Jury Trials Through April 2020
03/26/20 10th Circuit Marshall
Peoria
Putnam
Stark
Tazewell
Circuit-Wide COVID-19 Order Suspending Trials
03/26/20 16th Circuit Kane In the Matter of Court Operations Pursuant to COVID-19 Pandemic - Impact on Trials
03/26/20 16th Circuit Kane In the Matter of COVID-19 - Civil, Misdemeanor, and Traffic Warrants, Writs, and Notice to Appear
03/26/20 18th Circuit DuPage Chief Judge Announces Limited Courthouse Hours
03/26/20 18th Circuit DuPage In the Matter of Limited Hours and Entry into the Courthouse Under the Exigent Circumstances Created by the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
03/26/20 19th Circuit Lake Amended-Covid-19 Emergency Measures
03/26/20 19th Circuit Lake Covid-19 Emergency Measures Administrative Order
03/26/20 19th Circuit Lake Temporary Procedures for Family Division Cases
03/26/20 19th Circuit Lake Temporary Procedures for Civil Division Cases
03/26/20 19th Circuit Lake Temporary Procedures for Criminal Division Cases
03/26/20 19th Circuit Lake Temporary Procedures for Juvenile Division Cases
03/26/20 19th Circuit Lake Temporary Procedures for Bond Court
03/26/20 19th Circuit Lake Temporary Procedures for Mortgage Foreclosure Program
03/26/20 19th Circuit Lake Temporary Procedures for Opening or Closing Uncontested Decedent's Estates Without Formal Court Appearance
03/26/20 20th Circuit Monroe In re: Continuing all Civil and Criminal Cases
03/26/20 22nd Circuit McHenry Temporary Amendment of Judicial Assignments and Court Calls
03/26/20 22nd Circuit McHenry Temporary Order - COVID-19 Notices to Appear on Misdemeanor Cases
03/25/20 5th Circuit Vermilion Temporary Procedures Re Misdemeanor/Traffic Arrests - Notice To Appear In Response To COVID-19 Pandemic
03/25/20 7th Circuit Macoupin In re: Suspension of Jury Trials
03/25/20 7th Circuit Macoupin Macoupin County Courthouse Procedures for COVID-19 Coronavirus
03/25/20 7th Circuit Sangamon Additional Sangamon County Courthouse Procedures for COVID-19 Coronavirus
03/25/20 9th Circuit Fulton
Hancock
Henderson
Knox
McDonough
Warren
In the Matter of Court Operations in the Ninth Judicial Circuit Pursuant to COVID-19 Pandemic/Impact on Trials
03/25/20 15th Circuit Carroll
Jo Daviess
Lee
Ogle
Stephenson
In the Matter Of Trial Continuances Created By Covid-19
03/25/20 18th Circuit DuPage In the Matter of Misdemeanor and Traffic Warrants Under the Exigent Circumstances Created by the Coronavirus (COVID-19)
03/25/20 18th Circuit DuPage In the Matter of Bond Court Procedures Under the Exigent Circumstances Created by the Coronavirus (COVID-19)
03/25/20 18th Circuit DuPage In the Matter of Contested Hearings in Domestic Relations Under the Exigent Circumstances Created by the Coronavirus (COVID-19)
03/25/20 23rd Circuit DeKalb Procedures Regarding Family Court Cases in Dekalb County
03/25/20 ARDC   ARDC Offices Closed, Operations Continue Remotely
03/24/20 Supreme Court   M.R. 30370 - In re: Illinois Courts Response to COVID-19 Emergency - Supreme Court Filing Deadlines
03/24/20 Supreme Court   M.R. 30370 - In re: Illinois Courts Response to COVID-19 Emergency - Appellate Court Filing Deadlines
03/24/20 5th Circuit Coles COVID 19 - Notice to Appear
03/24/20 6th Circuit Champaign Administrative Order - Extension of Time to Pay Fines, Fees, etc.
03/24/20 10th Circuit Marshall In re: Restrictions on Visitors to the Marshall County Courthouse
03/24/20 10th Circuit Putnam In re: Restrictions on Visitors to the Putnam County Courthouse
03/24/20 17th Circuit Boone
Winnebago
Circuit Court Cancels Trials in Winnebago and Boone Counties
03/24/20 17th Circuit Boone
Winnebago
Administrative Order - Suspension of Trials Prior to May 18, 2020
03/24/20 20th Circuit Monroe
Perry
Randolph
St. Clair
Washington
In re: Continuing all Civil and Criminal Jury Trials
03/24/20 20th Circuit St. Clair St. Clair County Court Response to COVID-19 Emergency/Impact on Court Proceedings
03/23/20 1st Circuit Alexander
Jackson
Johnson
Massac
Pope
Pulaski
Saline
Union
Williamson
In the Matter of Court Operations in the First Judicial Circuit Pursuant to COVID-19 Pandemic/Impact on Trials
03/23/20 3rd Circuit Bond
Madison
Third Judicial Circuit Response to COVID-19 Emergency /Impact on Trials
03/23/20 4th Circuit Christian
Clay
Clinton
Effingham
Fayette
Jasper
Marion
Montgomery
Shelby
Amended Administrative Order Regarding COVID-19
03/23/20 5th Circuit Edgar Temporary Order - COVID-19 - Notice to Appear
03/23/20 6th Circuit Champaign
DeWitt
Douglas
Macon
Moultrie
Piatt
Emergency Order - COVID-19
03/23/20 7th Circuit Greene
Jersey
Macoupin
Morgan
Sangamon
Scott
In re: Illinois Courts Response to COVID-19 Emergency/Impact on Trials
03/23/20 7th Circuit Sangamon Additional Sangamon County Courthouse Procedures for COVID-19 Coronavirus
03/23/20 10th Circuit Stark Order Restricting Public Access to the Stark County Courthouse
03/23/20 13th Circuit Bureau
Grundy
LaSalle
Thirteenth Judicial Circuit Procedures for COVID-19 Coronavirus
03/23/20 13th Circuit Bureau
Grundy
LaSalle
Temporary Order - COVID-19 Notice to Appear on Misdemeanor Cases
03/23/20 15th Circuit Ogle Chief Judge Further Restricts Public Access to Ogle County Judicial Center
03/23/20 15th Circuit Lee Administrative Order Regarding Warrants for Arrest
03/23/20 15th Circuit Lee Administrative Order Regarding Courthouse Visitors
03/23/20 18th Circuit DuPage In the Matter of Trial Continuances Under the Exigent Circumstances Created by the Coronavirus (COVID-19)
03/23/20 18th Circuit DuPage In the Matter of Procedure in Domestic Relations for Prove-Ups Under the Exigent Circumstances Created by the Coronavirus (COVID-19)
03/23/20 18th Circuit DuPage In the Matter of Procedure in Domestic Relations for Pre-Trial Conferences Under the Exigent Circumstances Created by the Coronavirus (COVID-19)
03/22/20 2nd Circuit Crawford
Edwards
Franklin
Gallatin
Hamilton
Hardin
Jefferson
Lawrence
Richland
Wabash
Wayne
White
Administrative Order In the Matter of Court Operations in the Second Judicial Circuit Pursuant to COVID-19 Pandemic and Impact on Trials
03/22/20 5th Circuit Clark Clark County Court Operations Effective March 23, 2020 Until Further Order
03/21/20 5th Circuit Coles Coles County Court Operations Effective March 23, 2020 Until Further Order
03/21/20 7th Circuit Sangamon Additional Sangamon County Courthouse Procedures for COVID-19 Coronavirus
03/20/20 Supreme Court   M.R. 30370 - In re: Illinois Courts Response to COVID-19 Emergency/Impact on Trials
03/20/20 3rd Circuit Bond
Madison
COVID-19 Administrative Order
03/20/20 5th Circuit Clark
Coles
Cumberland
Edgar
Vermilion
Administrative Order Continuing All Civil and Criminal Jury Trials
03/20/20 10th Circuit Peoria Chief Judge Further Restricts Public Access to Peoria Courthouse
03/20/20 10th Circuit Tazewell Presiding Judge Further Restricts Public Access to Tazewell Courthouse
03/20/20 10th Circuit Tazewell Administrative Order on Further Restrictions Public Access to Tazewell Courthouse
03/19/20 Cook County Cook Cook County Court Orders   
03/19/20 11th Circuit Ford
Livingston
Logan
McLean
Woodford
Supplemental Order to Administrative Order In the Matter of COVID-19
03/19/20 17th Circuit Winnebago Winnebago County Court Offering Online Option for Emergency Protection Orders
03/18/20 Supreme Court   Supreme Court to Allow 14 Days for Paper Copies
03/18/20 Appellate Court 1st District First District Appellate Court to Remain Open
03/18/20 Appellate Court 2nd District Second District Appellate Court to Allow 14 Days for Paper Copies of Briefs
03/18/20 Cook County Cook Cook County Court Orders   
03/18/20 1st Circuit Alexander
Jackson
Johnson
Massac
Pope
Pulaski
Saline
Union
Williamson
Administrative Order In the Matter of Court Operations in the First Judicial Circuit Pursuant to COVID-19 Pandemic
03/18/20 5th Circuit Vermilion Press Release Regarding Court Operations and the COVID-19 Pandemic
03/18/20 7th Circuit Sangamon Additional Sangamon County Courthouse Procedures for COVID-19 Coronavirus
03/17/20 Supreme Court   M.R. 30370 In re: Illinois Courts Response to COVID-19 Emergency
03/17/20 Appellate Court 2nd District Second District Appellate Court to Remain Open, Deadlines to Remain in Effect
03/17/20 Appellate Court 4th District Fourth District Appellate Court Remain Opens
03/17/20 Appellate Court 5th District Fifth District Appellate Court to Remain Open With Precautions and Restrictions
03/17/20 Appellate Court 5th District Fifth District Temorarily Suspends Administrative Order Requiring Paper Copies of Briefs
03/17/20 3rd Circuit Bond
Madison
COVID-19 Administrative Order
03/17/20 5th Circuit Clark Courthouse Procedure for COVID-19 Coronavirus
03/17/20 5th Circuit Edgar Courthouse Procedure for COVID-19 Coronavirus
03/17/20 5th Circuit Vermilion Administrative Order Regarding Court Operations and the COVID-19 Pandemic
03/17/20 7th Circuit Greene Greene County Courthouse Procedures for COVID-19 Coronavirus
03/17/20 7th Circuit Morgan COVID-19 Press Release
03/17/20 8th Circuit Adams
Brown
Calhoun
Cass
Mason
Menard
Pike
Schuyler
COVID-19 Press Release
03/17/20 8th Circuit Adams
Brown
Calhoun
Cass
Mason
Menard
Pike
Schuyler
The Eighth Circuit Courthouse Procedures for COVID-19 Coronavirus
03/17/20 8th Circuit Adams
Brown
Calhoun
Cass
Mason
Menard
Pike
Schuyler
Amended Administrative Order 20-CA-5
03/17/20 8th Circuit Adams
Brown
Calhoun
Cass
Mason
Menard
Pike
Schuyler
Administrative Order 20-CA-6
03/17/20 8th Circuit Adams
Brown
Calhoun
Cass
Mason
Menard
Pike
Schuyler
Administrative Order 20-CA-7
03/17/20 10th Circuit Marshall
Peoria
Putnam
Stark
Tazewell
Circuit-Wide Emergency Order Regarding COVID-19
03/17/20 12th Circuit Will COVID-19: Updated Court Operations
03/17/20 12th Circuit Will COVID-19 Administrative Order
03/17/20 17th Circuit Boone
Winnebago
Court Formalizes Activity Reduction Measures Through April 20, 2020
03/17/20 17th Circuit Boone
Winnebago
COVID-19 Procedures Civil Division and Family Division
03/17/20 17th Circuit Boone
Winnebago
COVID-19 Procedures Criminal Division and Juvenile Division
03/17/20 18th Circuit DuPage Limited Court Operations in Response to COVID-19
03/17/20 20th Circuit Washington Court Operations Under the Exigent Circumstances Created by the COVID-19 Virus
03/17/20 23rd Circuit DeKalb
Kendall
In re the Activation of the Emergency Preparedness Plans for the Courts in DeKalb and Kendall Counties inResponse to the COVID-19 Pandemic
03/16/20 Supreme Court   Commission on Professionalism: The Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism has cancelled its Future is Now: Legal Services Conference scheduled for April 23, 2020.   
03/16/20 Cook County Cook Clerk Dorothy Brown Urges Limited In-Person Contact at Clerk's Office During Coronavirus Health Concerns, Promotes Use of Remote Access Services
03/16/20 Cook County Cook Cook County Circuit Court Remote Access Guide
03/16/20 2nd Circuit Crawford
Edwards
Franklin
Gallatin
Hamilton
Hardin
Jefferson
Lawrence
Richland
Wabash
Wayne
White
Second Judicial Circuit of Illinois Courts Remain Open with Precautions Concerning COVID-19
03/16/20 2nd Circuit Crawford
Edwards
Franklin
Gallatin
Hamilton
Hardin
Jefferson
Lawrence
Richland
Wabash
Wayne
White
Administrative Order In the Matter of Court Operations in the Second Judicial Circuit Pursuant to COVID-19 Pandemic
03/16/20 3rd Circuit Bond
Madison
Third Circuit Courthouse Procedures for COVID-19 Coronavirus
03/16/20 4th Circuit Christian
Clay
Clinton
Effingham
Fayette
Jasper
Marion
Montgomery
Shelby
Administrative Order Regarding COVID-19
03/16/20 5th Circuit Coles Coles County Courthouse Procedures for COVID-19 Coronavirus
03/16/20 5th Circuit Cumberland Cumberland County Courthouse Procedures for COVID-19 Coronavirus
03/16/20 6th Circuit Champaign Administrative Order Regarding COVID-19
03/16/20 6th Circuit Macon Macon County Courthouse Procedures for COVID-19 Coronavirus
03/16/20 6th Circuit Moultrie
Piatt
COVID-19 Press Release
03/16/20 6th Circuit Moultrie COVID-19 Press Release
03/16/20 7th Circuit Jersey Court Remains Open, Takes Precautions
03/16/20 7th Circuit Macoupin Macoupin County Courthouse Procedures for COVID-19 Coronavirus
03/16/20 7th Circuit Scott Scott County Courthouse Procedures for COVID-19 Coronavirus
03/16/20 7th Circuit Sangamon Sangamon County Courthouse Procedures for COVID-19 Coronavirus
03/16/20 8th Circuit Adams
Brown
Calhoun
Cass
Mason
Menard
Pike
Schuyler
Eighth Circuit Courthouse Procedures for COVID-19 Coronavirus
03/16/20 9th Circuit Fulton
Hancock
Henderson
Knox
McDonough
Warren
Ninth Judicial Circuit Court of Illinois Courts Remains Open with Precautions Concerning COVID-19
03/16/20 10th Circuit Stark Administrative Order Regarding COVID-19
03/16/20 10th Circuit Tazewell Courthouse Remains Open, Precautions Taken, Court Restrictions in Place
03/16/20 10th Circuit Tazewell Administrative Order Regarding COVID-19
03/16/20 11th Circuit Ford
Livingston
Logan
McLean
Woodford
Administrative Order In the Matter of COVID-19
03/16/20 13th Circuit Bureau
Grundy
LaSalle
Thirteenth Judicial Circuit Procedures for COVID-19 Coronavirus
03/16/20 15th Circuit Carroll
Jo Daviess
Lee
Ogle
Stephenson
COVID-19 Press Release
03/16/20 16th Circuit Kane Kane County Court Operations Scaled Back Due to Coronavirus
03/16/20 16th Circuit Kane General Order In the Matter of COVID-19 Emergency Measures Impacting Court Operations
03/16/20 17th Circuit Boone
Winnebago
Court Pauses Civil & Family Cases, Plans to Reduce Criminal & Juvenile Cases
03/16/20 18th Circuit Dupage Court Operations in Response to COVID-19
03/16/20 18th Circuit Dupage In the Matter of Court Operations Under the Exigent Circumstances Created by the COVID-19 Virus - Amended 03/18/20
03/16/20 19th Circuit Lake Administrative Order Regarding COVID-19
03/16/20
20th Circuit St. Clair All Civil Matters are Continued Until no Earlier Than April 10, 2020.
03/16/20 21st Circuit Iroquois
Kankakee
Administrative Order Regarding COVID-19
03/16/20 22nd Circuit McHenry The 22nd Judicial Circuit's Updated Response to COVID-19
03/16/20 23rd Circuit DeKalb
Kendall
Kendall and DeKalb Counties Take Additional Action in Response to COVID-19
03/15/20 17th Circuit Boone
Winnebago
Circuit Court Announces Status of Court for Monday, March 16th
03/15/20 7th Circuit Sanagamon County Sangamon County Courthouse Procedures for COVID-19 Coronavirus
03/13/20 Cook County Cook Chief Judge Evans Postpones Most Cases for 30 Days Due to Coronavirus
03/13/20 15th Circuit Carroll
Jo Daviess
Lee
Ogle
Stephenson
COVID-19 Press Release
03/13/20 4th Circuit Christian COVID-19 Press Release
03/13/20 4th Circuit Clay COVID-19 Press Release
03/13/20 4th Circuit Clinton COVID-19 Press Release
03/13/20 4th Circuit Effingham COVID-19 Press Release
03/13/20 4th Circuit Fayette COVID-19 Press Release
03/13/20 4th Circuit Jasper COVID-19 Press Release
03/13/20 4th Circuit Marion COVID-19 Press Release
03/13/20 4th Circuit Montgomery COVID-19 Press Release
03/13/20 4th Circuit Shelby COVID-19 Press Release
03/13/20 23rd Circuit DeKalb
Kendall
Courts Remain Open
03/13/20 14th Circuit Henry
Mercer
Rock Island
Whiteside
Courthouses Remain Open, Precautions Being Taken in Response to COVID-19
03/13/20 3rd Circuit Bond
Madison
Court Remains Open With Precautions
03/13/20
20th Circuit St. Clair Court Remains Open, Takes Precautions
03/13/20
Kane County   Kane Branch Courts to Close March 16 Due to COVID-19
03/13/20
16th Circuit Kane Health Precautions by Kane County Courts
03/13/20
Supreme Court   Illinois Court Procedures for COVID-19; Supreme Court Livestream
03/13/20 22nd Circuit McHenry Courthouse Remains Open, Continues to Evaluate the Current COIVD-19 Situation, and Implements Precautions
03/13/20 22nd Circuit McHenry 22nd Judicial Circuit Administrative Order
03/13/20 10th Circuit Peoria Courthouse Remains Open, Precautions Taken, Court Restrictions in Place
03/13/20 10th Circuit Peoria 10th Judicial Circuit Administrative Order
03/12/20 19th Circuit Lake Court Operations and COVID-19
03/12/20 17th Circuit Boone
Winnebago
Court Remains Open, Takes Precautions
03/12/20 Cook County Cook Cook County Court Operations and the Coronavirus   
03/11/20 Supreme Court   A Message from the Chief Justice Regarding the Impact of COVID-19 on Judicial Branch Operations and Education Conference 2020
03/11/20 18th Circuit Dupage DuPage County Courthouse Precautions in Response to COVID-19   
03/11/20 ARDC   Due to a Coronavirus incident at Prudential Plaza, the ARDC's Chicago Office will be closed on Wednesday 3/11/2020. The ARDC's Springfield office will remain open.