Cook County and Federal Court Closures

August 10, 2020

Following looting and resulting police activity in downtown Chicago, Cook County and federal courts in Chicago are closed Monday, August 10.

Per the Northern District of Illinois website: “On Monday, August 10, 2020, the Dirksen Courthouse will be closed due to police activity in the downtown area, street closures and public transportation disruptions. The Clerk’s Office will be closed and all in person court proceedings will be rescheduled.”

Per the Cook County Clerk of Courts website, with the exception of bond courts, all Cook County Courts and Clerk of Circuit Courts offices are closed as well. Affected cases will be stayed for 30 days.

Following overnight closures, city-run bridges reopened on Monday and public transportation has resumed.

As a reminder, per the Circuit Court of Cook County’s June 26 administrative  General Administrative Order, as of July 6, with some limitations, all matters are conducted via video conference and there are no jury trials at the Daley Center for the time being. You can read additional information on the re-opening plan for Cook County courts here.

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