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Cook County FYI

Named for Daniel P. Cook, a pioneer lawyer, first Attorney General of the State of Illinois and Representative in Congress from 1819 to 1827

In 1835, at the northeast corner of Clark and Randolph Streets, stood Chicago's first courthouse. Chicagoans demanded a far grander county courthouse and city hall as the city's population swelled over 30,000.

The answer was a tall two-story building erected in 1853 from plans by John M. Van Osdel, Chicago's first architect. It stood in the center of the block bounded by Randolph, Clark, Washington, and LaSalle Streets, the site of all future Chicago city halls. It was the bell atop this building that sounded the alarm of the Great Fire of 1871, until the building itself was consumed.

Following the fire, Chicago commissioned a city hall and courthouse. Designed by city architect James J. Egan, the mammoth limestone and granite structure took nearly a dozen years to construct and did not open until 1885. Standing on a two-story base, 35-foot-tall Corinthian columns rose to an elaborate entablature embellished with allegorical figures. It cost more than $5 million, precluded the completion of the vast dome. As soon as the gigantic edifice was considered complete, serious structural problems surfaced, while poor planning made for extremely difficult working conditions.

Thus, between 1906 and 1931, barely more than 20 years after it was inaugurated, Egan's structure was replaced by the present City Hall and County Building.
Cook Judicial Circuit (First Appellate District)

Cook County

Chicago, County Seat

Courthouse contact information:

7 Main Courthouses

Richard J. Daley Center
First Municipal District
Circuit Court of Cook County
50 West Washington Street
Chicago, Illinois 60602


Skokie Courthouse
Second Municipal District

Circuit Court of Cook County
5600 Old Orchard Road
Skokie, Illinois 60077


Rolling Meadows Courthouse
Third Municipal District

Circuit Court of Cook County
2121 Euclid Avenue
Rolling Meadows, Illinois 60008


Maywood Courthouse
Fourth Municipal District

Circuit Court of Cook County
1500 Maybrook Drive
Maywood, Illinois 60153


Bridgeview Courthouse
Fifth Municipal District

Circuit Court of Cook County
10220 South 76th Avenue
Bridgeview, Illinois 60455


Markham Courthouse
Sixth Municipal District

Circuit Court of Cook County
16501 South Kedzie Parkway
Markham, Illinois 60428


Criminal Courts Building

Circuit Court of Cook County
2650 South California Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60608

Additional Cook County court
location information

Circuit Court Clerk information

COUNTY DEPARTMENT

Chancery Division
50 West Washington Street
Suite 2403
Richard J. Daley Center
Chicago, IL 60602
312-603-4181
312-603-6673 TTY
312-603-6787 FAX

County Division
50 West Washington Street
Suite 1701
Richard J. Daley Center
Chicago, IL 60602
312-603-6194
312-603-6673 TTY
312-603-4351 FAX

Criminal Division
2600 South California Ave.
Suite 101
Chicago, IL 60608
773-674-3160
312-603-6673 TTY
773-674-3093 FAX

Domestic Relations Division
50 West Washington Street
Suite 1901A
Richard J. Daley Center
Chicago, IL 60602
312-603-6556
312-603-6673 TTY
312-603-6453 FAX

Domestic Violence Division
555 West Harrison Street
Suite 4400
Chicago, IL 60607
312-325-9000
312-603-6673 TTY
312-325-9017 FAX

Law Division
50 West Washington Street
Suite 2005
Richard J. Daley Center
Chicago, IL 60602
312-603-6343
312-603-6673 TTY
312-603-6622 FAX

Probate Division
50 West Washington Street
Suite 1803
Richard J. Daley Center Chicago, IL 60602
312-603-7545
312-603-6673 TTY
312-603-6721 FAX

JUVENILE JUSTICE & CHILD PROTECTION DEPARTMENT

Juvenile Justice Division
1100 South Hamilton Ave.
Suite 8004
Chicago, IL 60612
312-433-4757
312-603-6673 TTY
312-533-6591 FAX

Child Protection Division
1100 South Hamilton Ave.
Suite 8004
Chicago, IL 60612
312-433-4756
312-603-6673 TTY
312-533-5267 FAX

Juvenile Justice and Child Protection Resource Section
50 West Washington Street
Suite 2301
Richard J. Daley Center
Chicago, IL 60602
312-603-3733
312-603-6673 TTY
312-603-5576 FAX

MUNICIPAL DEPARTMENT

First Municipal District
50 West Washington Street
Suite 1303
Richard J. Daley Center
Chicago, IL 60602
312-603-6132
312-603-6673 TTY
312-603-4211 FAX

Second Municipal District
5600 Old Orchard Road
Skokie, IL 60077
847-470-7200
312-603-6673 TTY
847-670-5133 FAX

Third Municipal District
2121 Euclid
Rolling Meadows, IL 60008
847-818-2287
312-603-6673 TTY
847-818-2766 FAX

Fourth Municipal District
1500 Maybrook Drive
Maywood, IL 60153
708-865-6060
312-603-6673 TTY
708-865-4952 FAX

Fifth Municipal District
10220 S. 76th Avenue
Bridgeview, IL 60455
708-974-6288
312-603-6673 TTY
708-974-6021 FAX

Sixth Municipal District
16501 South Kedzie Parkway
Markham, IL 60428
708-232-4170
312-603-6673 TTY
708-232-4441 FAX

Criminal Branches of the First Municipal District

Location:
2600 South California Ave.
Chicago, IL 60608


Branch 57 - Felony Narcotic Preliminary Hearings - Room 100 AM/PM
773-869-2881

Branch 68 - Homicide/Sex Related Felony Court - Room
101 PM
773-869-2881

Branch 1 - Central Bond Court - Room 111 PM
773-869-2881

Branch 98 - Felony Indictment Call - Room
101 AM
773-869-2881


Location:
555 West Harrison Street
Chicago, IL 60607

Branch 46 - Assignment Judge, Jury Trial Call/Misdemeanor Section - Room 304
312-325-9000

Outlying Courts

Branch 34 Misdemeanor/Ordinance
155 West 51st Street
Chicago, IL 60609
773-373-8878

Branch 48
Felony Preliminary Hearings/Public Housing
155 West 51st Street
Chicago, IL 60609
773-373-8877

Branch 44
Felony Preliminary Hearings
3150 West Flournoy Street
Chicago, IL 60612
773-265-8915

Branch 43
Misdemeanor/Ordinance
3150 West Flournoy Street
Chicago, IL 60612
773-265-8927

Branch 23
Misdemeanor/Ordinance
5555 West Grand Avenue
Chicago, IL 60639
773-804-6154

Branch 50
Felony Preliminary Hearings
5555 West Grand Avenue
Chicago, IL 60639
773 804-6140

Branch 29
Misdemeanor/Ordinance
2452 West Belmont
Chicago, IL 60618
773-404-3316

Branch 42
Felony Preliminary Hearings/Public Housing
2452 West Belmont
Chicago, IL 60618
773-404-3304

Branch 38
Felony Preliminary Hearings
727 East 111th Street
Chicago, IL 60628
773-982-3035

Branch 35
Misdemeanor/Ordinance
727 East 111th Street
Chicago, IL 60628
773-982-3058

Traffic Section

50 West Washington Street
Suite 400-A
Richard J. Daley Center
Chicago, IL 60602
312-603-2600
312-603-2608 TTY
312-603-2607 FAX


Marriage Court

118 North Clark Street
County Building
Lower Level
Chicago, IL 60602
312-603-5660
312-603-6673 TTY
312-603-3988 FAX

Cook County Circuit Court Judges

Information on Chief Judges and their Administrative staff

Circuit Court Judges and Associate Judges


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Illinois Regional Archives Depository
Illinois State Archives
Springfield, IL 62756