Illinois Court Status Updates

By Edyta Kania

Circuit Court of Cook County: All matters in all Districts and Divisions are rescheduled and continued for a period of 30 days from the currently scheduled court date or a date not more than 30 days after May 31, 2020, whichever is later. Judges will be available in person in each division and district to hear emergency matters, as determined by the Presiding Judge of the respective division or district. Electronic filings of motion and new cases continue as usual.

The Sheriff of Cook County will resume enforcement of eviction orders relating to residential real estate on June 1, 2020; the time period in which such orders expiring before June 1, 2020, must be enforced pursuant to 73 5 ILCS 5/9-11 7 is extended 60 days from the current expiration date, but not later than July 17, 2020.

Chancery Division. All mortgage foreclosures, evictions, orders for possession, and judicial sales are stayed until May 31, 2020. There shall be a moratorium on final judgments and executions of judgments in mortgage foreclosure proceedings.

Law Division (All Sections). Cases set for trial between March 17, 2020 through August 14, 2020 shall be reset. All motions not set by order are stricken and need to be re-scheduled and re-noticed. All case management and status dates set by order between March 17, 2020 and May 15, 2020 shall be reset to a date between June 29, 2020 and August 14, 2020. Beginning April 15, 2020 all emergency motions will be heard remotely by telephone or video.

U.S. District Court (NDIL): Civil case hearings, bench trials, and settlement conferences scheduled for on or before May 29, 2020 are stricken, to be re-set by the presiding judge to a date on or after June 1, 2020. Civil jury trials scheduled for on or before June 26, 2020 are stricken, to be re-set by the presiding judge to a date on or after June 29, 2020. The Dirksen Courthouse and the Roszkowski Courthouse are closed to public entry through May 29, 2020. The Court remains accessible via electronic filing, and, in some emergency situations via phone and video conferencing.

U.S. Bankruptcy Court (NDIL): Effective 03/23/2020: (1) All hearings will be conducted by telephone and there will be no personal appearances in court; (2) Court call days and times have changed; (3) All motions must be served a minimum of 7 days before presentment; a (4) A party who does not want a motion called will have to file a Notice of Objection 2 business days before the presentment date.  Otherwise, the motion may be granted in advance. The bankruptcy court’s public service counters at the courthouses in Chicago and Rockford will be closed until further notice.

Circuit Court of Lake County: All matters are continued to a date after May 29, 2020.

Circuit Court of DuPage County: Cases will be continued for a period between 30-60 days from the originally scheduled court date.

Circuit Court of Kane County: All matters are rescheduled and continued through June 1, 2020.


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