COVID HELP (Housing and Economic Loss Prevention)

A statewide initiative to provide no-cost legal guidance and representation to Illinoisans experiencing common legal problems due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Illinois residents can access free legal assistance 24/7 at

Jesse White Announces New Email Service for those Seeking to Restore Driving Privileges

For protective orders

Neville House/Mid Central Community Action (Countering Domestic Violence Services) and Prairie State Legal Services are still available during the COVID-19 shelter-in-place to advocate for those experiencing domestic violence and courts are still open for protective orders. Click here for information

Para órdenes de protección

Neville House / Mid Central Community Action (Servicios de Lucha contra la Violencia Doméstica) y Prairie State Legal Services siguen estando disponibles durante el “resguardarse en su hogar” del COVID-19 para abogar por aquellos que sufren de violencia doméstica, y los juzgados todavía están abiertos para órdenes de protección.  Haga clic para obtener información

General Public: 

CALL the Circuit Clerk’s office at (309) 888-5301 BEFORE coming to the courthouse.
Hours are 8:30am -4:30pm, Monday–Friday, except for court holidays and court closures.
A list of Circuit Clerk Services offered online is available at the bottom of this page.

Holiday & Court Closures

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Administrative Order 2020 - 19 - Resumption of court operations (COVID-19) on June 1, 2020.

Supplement #1 - Administrative Order 2020 - 19 - Amending order regarding resumption of court operations (Effective 6-1-20)
Supplement #2 - Administrative Order 2020 - 19 - Regarding the scheduling of jury trials (Effective 6-1-20)
Supplement #3 - Administrative Order 2020 - 19 - Notices to appear in certain non-felony cases (Effective 6-1-20)

Court During COVID-19

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Casos de la corte durante el COVID 19

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Illinois Courts Response to COVID-19 Emergency "Plaintiff’s Cares Act Eviction Certification"

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Resources for Self-Represented Litigants - those without an attorney

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Circuit Clerk Services offered online

View a public court record
View the court’s docket schedule
Request copies of court documents
Make a payment on a closed Traffic or Criminal case
Resolve a traffic ticket
Download court approved forms
Electronically file civil case-type documents
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State of Illinois Executive Orders Related to COVID-19

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