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Lake County Courthouse

District: 2 | Circuit: 19th
Lake County

Todd Shroeder 847-377-3816
18 N County St.
Waukegan, IL - Illinois 60085
Trial Court Administrator
Todd Schroeder

8:00 am - 5:00 pm (847) 377-3600 (847) 984-5626 (847) 360-2975 Visit Website



  • Cafe Located on the first floor of the courthouse.
  • Copier
  • Court Disability Coordinator Elizabeth Bogie
    Director of Administrative Services - 19th Judicial Circuit
    (847) 377-3600
  • E-filing Kiosk E-filing kiosks are located within the Circuit Clerk's Office on the first floor and in the basement if the courthouse. Circuit Clerk employees are available for in-person assistance. Those e-filing offsite can call for assistance.
  • Electronic Device Policy View Policy
  • Food (Vending/Other) A café, coffee shop, and vending machines are located on the first floor of the courthouse.
  • Foreclosure Mediation Program The Foreclosure Mediation Program is run by Resolution Systems Institute. Mediations typically take place at the above Alternative Dispute Resolution Center. A brochure about this service is located here.
  • Internet
  • Lactation Rooms The Circuit Court of Lake County makes lactation rooms available to nursing mothers who must visit the courthouse.
  • Language Access There is Spanish/English bilingual staff in Circuit Clerk's Office, Law Library, Center for Self-Representation, and information desks; all SRL services are available in Spanish. Spanish court interpeters are onsite for courtroom matters, and other language interpreters can be made available upon request.
  • Law Library See above
  • Legal Nav
  • Local Rules / Orders View Local Rules
  • Mandatory Arbitration Program The Alternative Dispute Resolution Center is located near the courthouse at 415 Washington Street Suite 106 in Waukegan. Information about this program can be found here.
  • Mobile Devices Allowed This link addresses use of mobile devices in the courthouse. Additionally, please see the Illinois Supreme Court’s Policy on portable electronic devices.
  • Printer
  • Public Transportation
  • Remote Proceedings View Remote Proceeding Information
  • Self-Help Center The William D Block Memorial Library located on the first floor of the courthouse is typically available for legal research and self-help. Due to the pandemic, the computers are currently allocated for Zoom court access. There are three employees that staff this service. The Law Library also houses the Center for Self-Representation which is staffed by a Justice Corps fellow. Self-Represented Litigants can go there for assistance with forms, procedure, and resources. There is also a designated Self-Represented Litigant Coordinator on staff to promote access to justice by not only assisting individual SRLs but also coordinating programs for them and ensuring there are resources and signage available.
  • Waiting Room Kids' Korner is located on the first floor of the courthouse and is open Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. and 1:15 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. View more information about the program.