DuPage County Chief Judge Daniel P. Guerin today issued an Administrative Order which
extends limited court operations by rescheduling most criminal, juvenile, and all traffic matters
through June 5, 2020. Beginning May 18, 2020, civil matters will remain as currently scheduled
and proceedings will be conducted remotely using telephonic and video conferencing
technology, including the Zoom platform.
"The Courthouse remains open and we continue to conduct all essential court business on a
limited scale in order to protect the health and safety of all courthouse employees and the public.
While many cases must be rescheduled and courtrooms closed, expanded technology does allow
us to resume hearing civil cases on their scheduled court dates beginning May 18, 2020,'stated
Chief Judge Daniel P. Guerin.
The Circuit Court Clerk will reschedule court dates and the future dates can be viewed at the
Clerk's website by attorneys at eaccess.lSthjudicial.org (eaccess) and the general public at
epay.lSthjudicial.org (epay). In addition to this notice, the Circuit Court Clerk will also send
notice by mail on the following matters:
. Specialty Courts (Drug Court, Mental Health Court
(MICAP), Veteran's Court and First-Offender Drug Court
505 N. county Farm Road - wheaton, Illinois 60197 (630)407-g903
Daniel. Guerin@ I 8thjudicial.org
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The DuPage County Courthouse remains open and will conduct essential court business on a
limited scale consistent with this Order. Whenever possible, court proceedings will be conducted
using telephone and video conferencing. The following matters will proceed as originally
Felony and misdemeanor matters with in-custody defendants or
speedy trial demands
Juvenile detention and shelter care hearings and matters
with in-custody minors
Petitions and hearings on emergency and plenary orders of
protection, stalking no-contact orders, civil no-contact orders and firearm
Summary suspension hearings
Mental health hearings
Effective May 18, 2020, all civil matters in the chancery,
Domestic Relations and Law divisions using telephonic and video conference
Pursuant to the Administrative Order, all traffic cases are
rescheduled and the following courtrooms closed through June 5, 2020:
Downers Grove Traffic Court
courtrooms 1001 & 1003 inside the DuPage Courthouse
No criminal division jury trials will take place before
No marriage or civil union ceremonies will take place before
June 12, 2020.
The Safe Harbor Children's Waiting Room and the DuPage
County Law Library remain closed until June 8,2020.
Chief Judge Guerin stated, 'This Order implements the next
step in our careful and measured approach toward hopefully resuming normal
operations in June."