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Supreme Court Updates 

 In re: Illinois Courts Response to COVID-19 Emergency / Temporarily Amended Rules

Date Update
09/24/21 M.R. 30370 In re: Illinois Courts Response to COVID-19 Emergency / Temporary Performance of Legal Services by Law Graduates
09/21/21 M.R. 30370 In re: Illinois Courts Response to COVID-19 Emergency / Emergency Residential Eviction Proceedings
09/13/21 M.R. 30370 In re: Illinois Courts Response to COVID-19 Emergency / Court-Based Rental Assistance Program
09/02/21 M.R. 30370 In re: Illinois Courts Response to COVID-19 Emergency
08/30/21 M.R. 30370 - In re: Illinois Courts Response to COVID-19 Emergency / Residential Eviction Proceedings
07/29/21 M.R. 30370 - In re: Illinois Courts Response to COVID-19 Emergency / Residential Eviction Proceedings
07/15/21 M.R. 30370 - In re: Illinois Courts Response to COVID-19 Emergency / Residential Eviction Proceedings
07/02/21 M.R. 30370 - In re: Illinois Courts Response to COVID-19 Emergency / Residential Eviction Proceedings
06/30/21 M.R. 30370 - In re: Illinois Courts Response to COVID-19 Emergency / Social Distancing
06/30/21 M.R. 30370 - In re: Illinois Courts Response to COVID-19 Emergency / Impact on Trials
05/28/21 M.R. 30370 - In re: Illinois Courts Response to COVID-19 Emergency / Reduction of Unnecessary In-Person Court Appearances
05/27/21 M.R. 30370 - In re: Illinois Courts Response to COVID-19 Emergency
04/22/21 M.R. 30370 - In re: Illinois Courts Response to COVID-19 Emergency / Remote Proceedings in Mortgage Foreclosure Matters
04/06/21 M.R. 30370 - In re: Illinois Courts Response to COVID-19 Emergency / Residential Eviction Proceedings
03/08/21 M.R. 30370 - In re: Illinois Courts Response to COVID-19 Emergency / Remote Proceedings in Adult Criminal Matters
02/23/21 M.R. 30370 - In re: Illinois Courts Response to COVID-19 Emergency / Electronic Signatures
02/23/21 M.R. 30370 - In re: Illinois Courts Response to COVID-19 Emergency / Eviction Early Resolution Programs
02/23/21 M.R. 30370 - In re: Illinois Courts Response to COVID-19 Emergency / Residential Eviction Proceedings
02/11/21 M.R. 30370 - In re: Illinois Courts Response to COVID-19 Emergency / Remote Proceedings in Criminal Matters
02/10/21 M.R. 30370 - In re: Illinois Courts Response to COVID-19 Emergency / Reduction of Unnecessary In-Person Court Appearances - Corrected
12/22/20 M.R. 30370 - In re: Illinois Courts Response to COVID-19 Emergency / Residential Eviction Proceedings
10/27/20 M.R. 30370 - In re: Illinois Courts Response to COVID-19 Emergency / Remote Jury Selection in Civil Cases
10/27/20 M.R. 30370 - In re: Illinois Courts Response to COVID-19 Emergency / Remote Service of Process or Personal Service of Protective Orders
08/28/20 M.R. 30370 - In re: Illinois Courts Response to COVID-19 Emergency / Vacating Extension of Filing Deadlines and Suspension of Paper Copies
08/27/20 M.R. 30370 - In re: Illinois Courts Response to COVID-19 Emergency
08/27/20 M.R. 30370 - In re: Illinois Courts Response to COVID-19 Emergency / Reduction of Unnecessary In-Person Court Appearances
07/02/20 M.R. 30370 - In re: Illinois Courts Response to COVID-19 Emergency / Temporary Performance of Legal Services by Law Graduates
06/04/20 M.R. 30370 - In re: Illinois Courts Response to COVID-19 Emergency / Impact on Discovery - Amended
05/22/20 M.R. 30370 - In re: Illinois Courts Response to COVID-19 Emergency / CARES Act
05/22/20 Illinois Supreme Court Amends Rules to Support Use of Remote Hearings in Court Proceedings
05/20/20 Illinois Supreme Court Issues Guidelines for Resuming Judicial Branch Operations During COVID-19 Pandemic
05/20/20 Supreme Court Guidelines for Resuming Illinois Judicial Branch Operations During the COVID-19 Pandemic
05/20/20 M.R. 30370 - In re: Illinois Courts Response to COVID-19 Emergency
04/29/20 M.R. 30370 - In re: Illinois Courts Response to COVID-19 Emergency / Impact on Discovery - Corrected
04/24/20 M.R. 30370 - In re: Illinois Courts Response to COVID-19 Emergency / Impact on Post-Judgment Proceedings
04/07/20 M.R. 30370 - In re: Illinois Courts Response to COVID-19 Emergency / Impact on Trials
04/03/20 M.R. 30370 - In re:Illinois Courts Response to COVID-19 Emergency / Impact on Trials
04/02/20 M.R. 30370 - In re: Illinois Courts Response to COVID-19 Emergency / Paper Copy Extension
03/24/20 M.R. 30370 - In re: Illinois Courts Response to COVID-19 Emergency / Appellate Court Filing Deadlines
03/20/20 M.R. 30370 - In re: Illinois Courts Response to COVID-19 Emergency / Impact on Trials
03/18/20 Supreme Court to Allow 14 Days for Paper Copies
03/17/20 M.R. 30370 In re: Illinois Courts Response to COVID-19 Emergency
03/16/20 Commission on Professionalism: The Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism has cancelled its Future is Now: Legal Services Conference scheduled for April 23, 2020.
03/13/20 Illinois Court Procedures for COVID-19; Supreme Court Livestream
03/11/20 A Message from the Chief Justice Regarding the Impact of COVID-19 on Judicial Branch Operations and Education Conference 2020

Recent Updates

Date Court County Update
09/29/21 16th Circuit Kane Temporary Procedures for Civil Division Matters in Small Claims
09/17/21 13th Circuit Bureau
Grundy
LaSalle
Thirteenth Judicial Circuit Procedures for COVID-19 Coronavirus
09/16/21 4th Circuit Fayette Administrative Order 2021-23 Regarding Continuance of Civil and Criminal Jury Trials in Fayette County in the Fourth Judicial Circuit
09/02/21 7th Circuit Sangamon Additional Sangamon County Courthouse Procedures for COVID-19 Coronavirus
09/02/21 5th Circuit Vermilion Regarding Facial Covering and Social Distancing Mitigation Measures in the Rita B. Garman Vermilion County Courthouse
08/27/21 23rd Circuit Kendall In re the Wearing of Face Coverings within the Public Areas and Courtrooms of the Kendall County Courthouse
08/27/21 5th Circuit Coles Administrative Order Regarding Court Operations Masks & Facial Coverings
08/27/21 17th Circuit Boone 17th Judicial Circuit Court Returns to Universal Masking
08/27/21 22nd Circuit McHenry All Individuals Entering the Michael J. Sullivan Center Required to Wear Mask
08/27/21 22nd Circuit McHenry Amended COVID-19 Emergency Measures
08/11/21 10th Circuit Marshall
Peoria
Putnam
Stark
Tazewell
Administrative Order Regarding Courthouse Mask Wearing
08/04/21 16th Circuit Kane Sixteenth Judicial Circuit to Require Mask Wearing in All Kane County Courthouses
08/04/21 16th Circuit Kane Administrative Order Amending and Superseding Previous COVID-19 Emergency Measures Impacting Court Operations
08/03/21 15th Circuit Ogle In the Matter of Court Operations Under the Exigent Circumstances Created by the Coronavirus (COVID-19)
08/02/21 18th Circuit DuPage 18th Judicial Circuit Requires Masks Regardless of Vaccination Status
07/30/21 19th Circuit Lake Amended COVID-19 Emergency Measures
07/30/21 3rd Circuit Bond
Madison
COVID-19 Court Operations by the Third Judicial Circuit - Further Amended Administrative Order Regarding Evictions
07/28/21 17th Circuit Boone
Winnebago
17th Judicial Circuit Court To Relax Social Distancing Requirements
07/26/21 10th Circuit Marshall
Peoria
Putnam
Stark
Tazewell
Administrative Order 2021-07, Updating Courthouse Procedures for COVID-19 Coronavirus
07/26/21 6th Circuit Champaign
DeWitt
Douglas
Macon
Moultrie
Piatt
COVID-19 Procedure
07/26/21 19th Circuit Lake Vacation of Social Distancing and Interim Modification of Court Calls
07/22/21 5th Circuit Vermilion Relaxing Facial Covering and Social Distancing Mitigation Measures in the Rita B. Garman Vermilion County Courthouse
07/16/21 Cook County Cook Chief Judge Evans Orders More Courtrooms Used for Trials, Which Will Speed Up Case Resolutions
07/16/21 Cook County Cook COVID-19 Emergency Measures, Modification of Operations
07/16/21 18th Circuit DuPage 18th Judicial Circuit Lifts Mask Mandate for Fully Vaccinated Persons
07/16/21 18th Circuit DuPage In the Matter of Court Operations Under the Exigent Circumstances Created by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Involving In-Person Bench and Jury Trials - 4th Amendment
07/14/21 13th Circuit Bureau
Grundy
LaSalle
In re: Circuitwide COVID-19 Order Continuing Trials
07/08/21 16th Circuit Kane In the Matter of Amending and Superseding General Order 20-07, General Order 20-14, General Order 20-18, General Order 20-22, General Order 20-29, General Order 20-30, General Order 21-01, General Order 21-02, General Order 21-04, General Order 21-06, and General Order 21-11 / COVID-19 Emergency Measures Impacting Court Operations
07/08/21 16th Circuit Kane In the Matter of Jury Trial Procedures
07/08/21 22nd Circuit McHenry Chief Judge Enters Order Regarding Social Distancing and Ends Activation of Continuity of Operations Plan
07/08/21 22nd Circuit McHenry 22nd Circuit Administrative Order Regarding Social Distancing and the Current State of COVID-19 in McHenry County
07/01/21 Appellate Court 2nd District Second District Appellate Court to Resume In-Person Oral Arguments in August 2021
06/17/21 15th Circuit Lee Order Amending COVID-19 Restrictions, Protocols, and Procedures
06/15/21 13th Circuit Bureau
Grundy
LaSalle
Thirteenth Judicial Circuit Procedures for COVID-19 Coronavirus
06/11/21 19th Circuit Lake Amended COVID-19 Emergency Measures
06/10/21 11th Circuit Ford
Livingston
Logan
McLean
Woodford
Order Amending, Modifying and Loosening 11th Judicial Circuit COVID-19 Restrictions, Protocols and Procedures
06/10/21 15th Circuit Stephenson Administrative Order Regarding Protective Face Coverings
06/02/21 5th Circuit Coles Administrative Order Regarding Coles County 2021 Court Operations
06/02/21 7th Circuit Macoupin Macoupin County Courthouse Procedures for COVID-19 Coronavirus
06/02/21 15th Circuit Ogle
Carroll
Administrative Orders Regarding Court Operations for COVID-19 Coronavirus
06/02/21 17th Circuit Winnebago 17th Circuit Requires Masks for Unvaccinated Patrons
06/02/21 22nd Circuit McHenry 22nd Circuit Reduces Mask Restriction for Vaccinated Individuals
06/02/21 22nd Circuit McHenry 22nd Circuit Administrative Orders Regarding Court Operations for COVID-19 Coronavirus
06/01/21 10th Circuit Marshall
Peoria
Putnam
Stark
Tazewell
10th Circuit Requires Masks for Unvaccinated Patrons
06/01/21 10th Circuit Marshall
Peoria
Putnam
Stark
Tazewell
Administrative Order 2021-06 Regarding Updated Courthouse Procedures for COVID-19 Coronavirus
05/28/21 3rd Circuit Bond
Madison
Masks Not Required for the Fully Vaccinated
05/28/21 3rd Circuit Bond
Madison
Court Operations by the Third Judicial Circuit
05/27/21 23rd Circuit Kendall In re the Rescission of Administrative Order 20-15 and the Wearing of Face Coverings within the Public Areas and Courtrooms of the Kendall County Courthouse
05/25/21 7th Circuit Sangamon Sangamon County Courthouse Procedures for COVID-19 Coronavirus
04/20/21 19th Circuit Lake Amended COVID-19 Essential Functions (Emergency Measures)
04/20/21 19th Circuit Lake Procedures for Criminal Division Cases
04/20/21 19th Circuit Lake Procedures for Juvenile Division Cases
04/20/21 19th Circuit Lake Procedures for Family Division Cases
04/20/21 19th Circuit Lake Procedures for Civil Division Cases
04/20/21 19th Circuit Lake Procedures for Probate Division Cases
04/07/21 7th Circuit Sangamon Sangamon County Courthouse Procedures for COVID-19 Coronavirus
03/25/21 16th Circuit Kane In the Matter of Amending and Superseding General Order 20-07, General Order 20-14, General Order 20·18, General Order 20-22, General Order 20-29, General Order 20-30, General Order 21·01, General Order 21-02 And General Order 21-04 COVID-19 Emergency Measures Impacting Court Operations
03/19/21 16th Circuit Kane In the Matter of COVID-19 - Family Court Procedures
03/19/21 16th Circuit Kane In the Matter of COVID-19 - Temporary Procedures for Juvenile Division Matters
03/18/21 16th Circuit Kane In the Matter of COVID-19 - Temporary Procedures for Civil Division Matters
03/18/21 16th Circuit Kane In the Matter of COVID-19 - Amended Felony Courtroom and Trial Procedures
03/18/21 16th Circuit Kane In the Matter of COVID-19 - Misdemeanor/Traffic Courtroom and Trial Procedures
02/23/21 16th Circuit Kane Administrative Order Regarding COVID-19 Emergency Measures, Amending Previous Administrative Orders
02/22/21 20th Circuit St. Clair Limited Reopening of Courts Effective March 1, 2021
02/11/21 3rd Circuit Bond
Madison
Third Judicial Circuit to Resume Limited In-Person Proceedings
02/11/21 3rd Circuit Bond
Madison
Resumption of Court Operations by the Third Judicial Circuit
02/02/21 7th Circuit Macoupin Macoupin County Courthouse Procedures for COVID-19 Coronavirus
01/25/21 16th Circuit Kane Administrative Order Regarding COVID-19 Emergency Measures Impacting Criminal Jury Trials
01/22/21 5th Circuit Vermilion Plan for Addressing the Backlog of Jury Trials Caused by the COVID-19 Pandemic
12/30/20 10th Circuit Marshall
Peoria
Putnam
Stark
Tazewell
Chief Judge Announces February 1, 2021 Circuit-Wide Operational Plan for the Tenth Circuit Courts
01/20/21 18th Circuit DuPage DuPage County Traffic Court to Resume Operations with Two New Traffic Court Locations
01/20/21 18th Circuit DuPage In the Matter of Court Operations Under the Exigent Circumstances Created by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Involving In-Person Bench and Jury Trials
01/19/21 1st Circuit Union Administrative Order Limiting Court Operations
01/15/21 4th Circuit Christian
Clay
Clinton
Effingham
Fayette
Jasper
Marion
Montgomery
Shelby
Fourth Circuit Amended Order Regarding Courthouse Procedures for COVID-19 Coronavirus
01/15/21 16th Circuit Kane Remote Court Access in Kane County 16th Judicial Circuit is extended through February 28, 2021
01/15/21 16th Circuit Kane Amending Administrative Orders Regarding COVID-19 Emergency Measures Impacting Court Operations
01/14/21 3rd Circuit Bond
Madison
Third Judicial Circuit COVID-19 Resurgence Response
01/14/21 7th Circuit Sangamon Sangamon County Courthouse Procedures for COVID-19 Coronavirus
01/14/21 20th Circuit St. Clair St. Clair County Court Response to COVID-19 Emergency/Impact on Court Proceedings
01/05/21 5th Circuit Coles Administrative Order Regarding 2021 Court Operations
01/05/21 17th Circuit Winnebago 17th Circuit Court Sets Plans to Resume Jury Trials