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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, but is currently closed due to the pandemic. Information about this service prior to the pandemic can be found here.