Summary of Local Court Covid-19 Orders
April 10, 2020
Covid-19 Court Guide
We at Marker & Crannell know this is a scary and confusing time. To make this hard time a little easier we have prepared this guide to help you understand how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected courts in Illinois and more importantly your case. In order to conform with Governor Pritzker’ stay at home order and the CDC’s social distancing guidelines courts throughout our great state have scaled back their services. Sadly, this means many court dates have been continued. As always, the team at Marker & Crannell is here to answer any questions you may have regarding your case. We may not be able to meet in person, but we would be happy to speak to you via phone, text, or email.
18th Judicial Circuit Court – Du Page County
The 18th Judicial Circuit Court has rescheduled all non-emergency civil matters with a court date between April 20, 2020 and May 15, 2020. These matters will be rescheduled for a new date 30-60 days from their scheduled court date. This means if you were injured in DuPage County your court date has been pushed 30-60 days into the future.
16th Judicial Circuit Court – Kane County
The 16th Judicial Circuit Court has continued all non-emergency civil division matters, until after May 4, 2020. All matters will be continued for at least 35 days from the originally scheduled court date. This means if you were injured in Kane County your court date has been rescheduled for at least 35 days from your original court date.
23rd Judicial Circuit Court – Dekalb and Kendall Counties
The 23rd Judicial Circuit Court has continued all non-emergency civil matters with dates between March 18, 2020 and May 1, 2020 for at least 35 days. The Circuit Clerk’s office will be providing parties with notice of the new court date. If you were injured in Dekalb or Kendall county your court date will be continued until sometime after May 1, 2020. The Circuit Clerk’s office will inform our office about your new date.
12th Judicial Circuit Court – Will County
The 12th Judicial Circuit has continued all non-emergency civil matters until after June 1, 2020. The Will County Circuit Court Clerk will be notifying all parties of the rescheduling of their case. This means that if you were injured in Will County your case has been continued until after June 1, 2020 and our office will be notified about the new date.
Cook County Circuit Court
The Circuit Court of Cook County shall reset all non-emergency civil matters set between March 17, 2020 and May 15, 2020 to a new date between June 29, 2020 and August 14, 2020. The parties of record will be informed of the new dates by electronic or postcard notice. Additionally, all rescheduled court dates will be posted on the Cook County Circuit Clerk’s electronic docket on or before May 15, 2020. This means if you were injured in Cook County your court date has been reset sometime between June 29, 2020 and August 14, 2020.
While your case has been continued this does not mean that work on your case stops. Investigations will continue, motions will be written, and discovery will be answered. It also does not mean that new cases cannot be filed. All the circuits listed above are still accepting new filings. The team at Marker & Crannell will do everything we can to push your case forward during this unprecedented disruption of our legal system. Stay safe, stay healthy, and hopefully the team at Marker & Crannell will see you sooner rather than later.