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      COVID-19 INFORMATION AND UPDATES  

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

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The justice system is an essential government function.    In advance of the statewide shelter in place order, the Court took action to reduce its activity to only essential functions.  The Winnebago County and Boone County Courts of the 17th Judicial Circuit remain open to address only essential matters / emergency hearings.  

Activity Reduction Measures Through May 31, 2020:

For a full description of the Court's activity reduction measures through May 31, 2020 - See Administrative Order 2020-18

Winnebago County Consolidated Criminal, Civil and Family Court Schedule Effective Through May 31, 2020

Court Operations Effective June 1, 2020:

Administrative Order 2020-21  

Criminal Division Schedule Effective June 1, 2020  

 

Questions about the status of scheduled cases may be addressed with the proper office of the Circuit Clerk:

Winneabgo County Circuit Clerk Telephone: 815-319-4500

Boone County Circuit Clerk Telephone: 815-544-0371   

 

For Jurors           For General Public          Press Releases  

Online Emergency Protective Orders         Virtual Court Proceedings

 

Documents:

General Order 1.03 - Procedures for Contagious Conditions

Administrative Order 2020-21 - Proceedures for all Case Types Effective June 1, 2020

Administrative Order 2020-19 - Procedures for Foreclosure Mediation Program

Administrative Order 2020-18 - Procedures for all Case Types (April 20th - May 31st)

Administrative Order 2020-16 - Authorization for Online Class Participation

Administrative Order 2020-15 - Procedures for Agreed Extensions of Emergency Orders of Protection

Administrative Order 2020-14 - Suspension of Trials Prior to May 18, 2020

Administrative Order 2020-09 - Procedures for Criminal Division and Juvenile Division (March 17th - April 19th) 

Administrative Order 2020-08 - Procedures for Civil Division and Family Division (March 17th - April 19th)

Administrative Order 2020-06 - Limitations on Attendance of Proceedings

Standing Order Applicable to Courtroom 412, 426, and 209 Status Calls, Effective March 18, 2020

Standing Order Applicable to Boone County Civil cases, Effective March 18, 2020

 

Closures & Cancellations:

The Winnebago County Law Library and Self-Help Center is Closed thru May 31, 2020. 

The Boone County Law Library and Self-Help Center is Closed thru May 31, 2020.   

Winnebago County Kids' Place Facilities are Closed thru May 31, 2020. 

Children's Safe Harbor Temporarily Supervised Visitation and Exhange Services are suspended thru  May 31, 2020.

All school tours scheduled through the Court Administration Office. 

"First Step - How to become a Court Reporter Classes" are canceled and being rescheduled.

 
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