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Chicago-Area Court Houses

DUI cases in the State of Illinois are heard in criminal court but offenders also must appear in civil court for what is called a "civil licensure case," which is essentially a civil case against one's driver's license.

The following list of court houses in and around Chicago (Cook, DuPage, DeKalb, Kane, Kendall, Lake, McHenry and Will Counties) should help alleviate the confusion surrounding DUI-related court procedures:

Cook County:

MAJOR/DUI VIOLATION COURT CALLS

The major/DUI violation court calls are held daily at 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Courtrooms 402, 404, 405, 406 and 408 are major violation courtrooms and are located on the fourth floor of the Richard J. Daley Center.

OFFICE OF THE CHIEF JUDGE

Honorable Timothy C. Evans, Chief Judge
Circuit Court of Cook County
2600 Richard J. Daley Center
Chicago, IL 60602
(312) 603-6000
(312) 603-6673 T.D.D.
(312) 603-5366 FAX

COUNTY DEPARTMENT

Chancery Division
Honorable Dorothy Kirie Kinnaird, Presiding Judge
Circuit Court of Cook County
2403 Richard J. Daley Center
Chicago, IL 60602
(312) 603-4181
(312) 603-6673 T.D.D.
(312) 603-6787 FAX

Criminal Division
Honorable Paul P. Biebel, Jr., Presiding Judge
Circuit Court of Cook County
2600 South California Avenue, Room 101
Chicago, IL 60608
(773) 869-3160
(773) 869-7798 T.D.D.
(773) 869-3093 FAX

Law Division
Honorable William D. Maddux, Presiding Judge
Circuit Court of Cook County
2005 Richard J. Daley Center
Chicago, IL 60602
(312) 603-6343
(312) 603-6673 T.D.D.
(312) 603-6622 FAX

County Division
Honorable Patrick E. McGann, Presiding Judge
Circuit Court of Cook County
1701 Richard J. Daley Center
Chicago, IL 60602
(312) 603-6194
(312) 603-6673 T.D.D.
(312) 603-4351 FAX

MUNICIPAL DEPARTMENT

Honorable E. Kenneth Wright, Jr., Presiding Judge
First Municipal District
Circuit Court of Cook County
1303 Richard J. Daley Center
Chicago, IL 60602
(312) 603-6132
(312) 603-6673 T.D.D.
(312) 603-4211 FAX

Honorable Shelley Sutker-Dermer, Presiding Judge
Second Municipal District
Circuit Court of Cook County
5600 Old Orchard Road
Skokie, IL 60077
(847) 470-7200
(847) 470-7503 T.D.D.
(847) 470-5133 FAX

Honorable Joseph J. Urso, Presiding Judge
Third Municipal District
Circuit Court of Cook County
2121 Euclid
Rolling Meadows, IL 60008
(847) 818-2287
(847) 818-2075 T.D.D.
(847) 818-2766 FAX

Honorable Edmund Ponce de León, Presiding Judge
Fourth Municipal District
Circuit Court of Cook County
1500 Maybrook Drive
Maywood, IL 60153
(708) 865-6060
(708) 865-6041 T.D.D.
(708) 865-4952 FAX

Honorable David P. Sterba, Presiding Judge
Fifth Municipal District
Circuit Court of Cook County
10220 South 76th Avenue
Bridgeview, IL 60455
(708) 974-6288
(708) 974-6546 T.D.D.
(708) 974-6021 FAX

Honorable Marjorie C. Laws, Presiding Judge
Sixth Municipal District
Circuit Court of Cook County
16501 South Kedzie Parkway
Markham, IL 60428
(708) 210-4170
(708) 210-4191 T.D.D.
(708) 210-4441 FAX

CRIMINAL BRANCHES OF THE FIRST MUNICIPAL DISTRICT
CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY

Honorable E. Kenneth Wright, Jr., Presiding Judge
First Municipal District
Circuit Court of Cook County
1303 Richard J. Daley Center
Chicago, IL 60602
(312) 603-6132
(312) 603-6673 T.D.D.
(312) 603-4211 FAX

Location - 2600 South California Avenue, Chicago, IL 60608

Branch 57: Felony Narcotic Preliminary Hearings - Room 100 AM/PM - (773) 869-2881
Branch 66: 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
Branch 2:  Traffic Prisoner Call - Room 100 PM - (773) 869-2881

Location - 555 West Harrison Street, Chicago IL 60607

Branch 46: Assignment/Jury Trial Call/Misdemeanor/Ordinance - Room 304 - (312) 325-9000

OUTLYING COURTS
 
Branch 34: Misdemeanor/Ordinance
(773) 373-8878
155 West 51st Street
Chicago, IL 60609

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Branch 38: Felony Preliminary Hearings
(773) 660-0346
727 E. 111th Street
Chicago, IL 60628

Branch 35: Misdemeanor/Ordinance
(773) 660-2438
727 E. 111th Street
Chicago, IL 60628 

Traffic Section
Honorable Walter Williams, Supervising Judge
Richard J. Daley Center
50 West Washington Street
Chicago, IL 60602
(312) 603-2600
(312) 603-2608 T.D.D.

 DuPage County:

DuPage County Judicial Center
505 North County Farm Road
Wheaton, Illinois 60187

Wheaton Field Court
DuPage County Building
Room 2-800
421 County Farm Road
Wheaton, IL 60187

Addison Field Court
Addison Municipal Center
3 Friendship Plaza
(At 131 W. Lake Street)
Addison, Illinois 60101

Downers Grove Field Court
4000 Saratoga Avenue
American Legion Post 80
Downers Grove, Illinois 60515

Glendale Heights Field Court
Glendale Heights Village Hall
300 East Fullerton Avenue
Glendale Heights, Illinois 60139

  DeKalb, Kane & Kendall Counties (16th Circuit):

Kane County Juvenile Justice Center                                                                             37W655 Route 38
St. Charles, Illinois 60175

Aurora Branch Court - Kane County                                                                                     350 North River Street
Aurora, Illinois 60506

Carpentersville Branch Court - Kane County                                                                        1200 L W Besinger Drive
Carpentersville, Illinois 60110

Elgin Branch Court - Kane County                                                                                        150 Dexter Court
Elgin, Illinois 60120

DeKalb Branch Court - DeKalb County                                                                            DeKalb Municipal Building
200 South Fourth Street
DeKalb, Illinois 60115

Sandwich Branch Court - DeKalb County                                                                     Sandwich City Council Chambers
128 East Railroad Street
Sandwich, Illinois 60548

Lake County:

Nineteenth Judicial Circuit
Lake County Courthouse
18 N. County Street
Waukegan, IL 60085

Nineteenth Judicial Circuit
North Branch Court (Round Lake Beach), (traffic)
1792 Nicole Lane
Round Lake Beach, IL 60073

Nineteenth Judicial Circuit
Babcox Justice Complex
20 S. County Street
Waukegan, IL 60085

Nineteenth Judicial Circuit
Park City Branch Courts A and B (traffic)
301 S Greenleaf Avenue
Park City, IL 60085

Nineteenth Judicial Circuit
South Branch Court (Mundelein), (traffic)
105 E. State Route 83 (SR83)
(Hwys. 83/60 and Diamond Lake Road)
Mundelein, IL 60060

McHenry County:

McHenry County Government Center                                                                                  2200 North Seminary Ave.                                                                                      Woodstock, IL 60098

Will County:

Office of the Circuit                 
Will County Court House                   
14 W. Jefferson Street                              
Joliet, IL 60432