Cook County is huge, and the court system is high volume. It’s a machine. It is the Cook County Judicial Circuit. Information about the various domestic relations judges is found here (which is helpful to find the standing orders of each judge, and the courthouse and courtroom locations of each).
This page allows you to search online for domestic relations court cases. You will see information about the case, but you are unable to see the filings.
There are several court locations within Cook County. We practice in these locations…
District 1, the Richard J. Daley Center. Located at 50 W. Washington, Chicago, Illinois, 60602.
There are 32 floors to this gigantic courthouse. The downside is you are traveling in and out of downtown Chicago. The upside is that because there are so many family law judges at the Daley Center, your case can move at a faster pace. We lovingly call this courthouse the Beast.
If you look at your Case number, and see something that has 0s after the “D”, your case started at the Daley Center.
So a Case number for a Daley Center divorce case may be something like 2019 D 001637
District 4, Maywood. The courthouse is located at 1500 Maybrook Drive
Maywood, Illinois, 60153.
The cities served by this courthouse include Bellwood, Berkely, Berwyn, Broadview, Brookfield, Cicero, Elmwood Park, Forest Park, Franklin Park, Hillside, Hines, La Grange Park, Maywood, Melrose Park, Memorial Park, North Riverside, Northlake, Oak Park, River Forest, River Grove, Riverside, Stone Park, and Westchester. *
If your case number has a 4 after the D, your case started in Maywood. For example, 2019 D 400367
District 5, Bridgeview. The courthouse is located at 10220 S. 76th Avenue
Bridgeview, Illinois 60455.
The cities served by this courthouse include Alsip, Bedford Park, Bridgeview, Burbank, Burr Ridge, Chicago Ridge, Countryside, Crestwood, Evergreen Park, Forest View, Hickory Hills, Hinsdale, Hodgkins, Hometown, Indian Head Park, Justice, La Grange, Lemont, Lyons, McCook, Merrionette Park, Oak Forest, Oak Lawn, Orland Hills, Orland Park, Palos Heights, Palos Hills, Stickney, Summit, Tinley Park, Western Springs, Willow Springs, Worth.*
If your case number has a 5 after the D, your case started in Bridgeview. For example, 2019 D 500876
District 6, Markham. The courthouse is located at 16501 South Kedzie Parkway, Markham, Illinois, 60428
The cities served by this courthouse include Blue Island, Burnham, Calumet City, Calument Park, Chicago Heights, Country Club Hills, Crete, Dixmoor, Dolton, East Hazel Crest, Flossmoor, Ford Heights, Glenwood, Harvey, Hazel Crest, Homewood, Lansing, Lynwood, Markham, Matteson, Midlothian, Olympia Fields, Park Forest, Phoenix, Posen, Richton Park, Riverdale, Robbins, Sauk Village, South Chicago Heights, South Holland, Steger, Thornton.*
If your case number has a 6 after the D, your case started in Markham. For example, 2019 D 600334
*No matter where you live in Cook County, you can begin your case at the Daley Center.
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