​​​​Local Court Rules & General Orders

I.     Administration of the Court

  • Article 1:  General Powers

                
    1.00: Powers of Court to Adopt Rules
                1.01: General Rules
                1.02: Divisions of Court
                1.03: Place and Hours of Holding Court
                1.04: Guidelines for Court Personnel in Assisting Self-Represented Litigants
                1.05: Selection of a Chief Judge
                1.06: Authority of the Chief Judge
                1.07: Procedure for Selection of the Office of Associate Judge
                1.08: Authority of Presiding Judges
                1.09: Judges Meetings
                1.10: Assignment of Cases
                1.11: Photographing, Recording, Broadcasting, or Televising Courtroom Proceedings in or Near Courtrooms
                1.12: Extended Media Coverage
                            ~ Extended Media Coverage Packet
                1.13: Judicial Review of Local Electoral Board Decisions
                1.14: Selection of Public Defender
                1.15: Court Reporting Services
                         Transcript Order Form 
  • Article 2: Clerk of the Circuit Court

                2.00: Office of the Circuit Clerk
                2.01: Acceptable Format and Payment of Court Filings
                2.02: Documents (Physical Hard Copies)
                2.03: Record Keeping
                2.04: Acceptable Court Filings
                2.05: Removal of Documents Filed
                2.06: Copies of Documents Filed
                2.07: Application For Waiver of Court Fees
                2.08: Judge's Notes
                2.09: Maintaining Daily Court Call Sheets
                2.10: Pro Hoc Vice
                2.11: Administration of the Court E-Filing (New Program Reserved)
  • Article 3: Sheriff

                3.00: Additional Deputies
                3.01: Courthouse Environs
  • Article 4: Jury Commission and Jurors
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                4.00: Selection of Jury Commission
                4.01: Duties of Jury Commissioners and Assistants
                4.02: Compensation of Jury Commissioner
                4.03: Compensation of Jurors
                4.04: Failure to Respond to Jury Summons
                4.05: Jury Services at Coroner's Inquest
                4.06: Sealing of Juror Related Court Documents
  • Article 5: Mandatory Residential Foreclosure Mediation Program 

                5.00: Purpose of Mandatory Mediation Process
                5.01: Actions Eligible for Mediation
                5.02: Staff and Training
                5.03: Mediation Procedure
                5.04: Qualification, Appointment, and Compensation of Mediators
                5.05: Discovery
                5.06: Confidentiality
                5.07: Immunity
                5.08: Language Access
                5.09: Filing Fees and Sustainabililty of Funding
                5.10: Reports

II.  Civil Proceedings - RESERVED

III.  Family

                          14.00: General
                          14.01: Assignment of Cases
                          14.02: Pleadings, Motions, and Courtesy Copies
                          14.03: Setting of Cases on Court Calls
                          14.04: Emergency Matters
                          14.05: Orders of Protection
                          14.06: Indirect Civil Contempt
                          14.07: Enforcement of Allocated Parenting Time
                          14.08: Default
                          14.09: Prove-Up Hearings
                          14.10: Financial Affidavit / Discovery Rules
                          14.11: Affidavit of Income and Expenses Form
                          14.12: Settlement Conferences
                          14.13: Setting of Trial Status Date and Trial
                          14.14: Attorney's Fees
                          14.15: Family Mediation Program
                          14.16: Kids 1st - Mandatory Parenting Education Program
                          14.17: Guardians Ad Litem, Attorneys for Children and Child's Representatives
                          14.18: Guardian Ad Litem (GAL) Fees
                          14.19: Petitions for Alloction of Parental Responsibilities
                          14.20: Evaluations Pursuant to Section 604.10(b) of the IMDMA

IV.  Juvenile Proceedings

  • Article 15: General Provisions

                15.00: Purpose and Policy
                15.01: Juvenile Court Judges
                15.02: Substitution of Judges
                15.03: Release of Confidential Information
                15.04: Expungements
                15.05: Insterstate Compact on Juveniles
                15.06: Filing of Petitions
                15.07: Appointment of Counsel
                15.08: Appointment of a Guardian Ad Litem (GAL)
                15.09: Attendance at Hearings
  • Article 16: Abuse, Neglect and Dependency

                16.00: Pre-Hearing Conference
                16.01: Discovery
                16.02: Scheduling
                16.03: Child Protection Mediation
  • Article 17: Delinquency

                17.00: Secure Custody and Detention of Minors
                17.01: Discovery in Delinquency Proceedings
                17.02: Scheduling
  • Article 18: Adoptions

                18.00: Petitions
                18.01: Termination of Parental Rights by Default
                18.02: Consents
                18.03: Adpotion of Foreign-Born Children
                18.04: Scheduling
                18.05: Notifications
                18.06: Confidential Intermediaries

V.  Criminal Proceedings 

  • Article 19: General

                19.00: Applicability of Rules
                19.01: Courtrooms, Case and Trial Call Assignments
                19.02: Consolidation of Offenses
                19.03: Substitution of Judge
                19.04: Specialty Courts
                19.05: Appointed Counsel
                19.06: Branch Court Jury Demands
                19.07: Petitions to Expunge Records of Arrest
  • Article 20: Felonies

                20.00: Procedure for Disclosure and Filing of Pre-Sentence Reports
  • Article 21: Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol - RESERVED
  • Article 22: Traffic and Ordinance Violations - RESERVED
  • Article 23: Kane County Drug Rehabilitation Court Rules and Procedures

                23.00: Mission
                23.01: Ethical Considerations
                23.02: Definitions
                23.03: Eligibility
                23.04: Procedure
                23.05: Substance Abuse Treatment
                23.06: Violations, Sanctions, Termination, Discharge

 

 

  

Reserve Local Court Rules & General Orders 

​ Civil Proceedings

Law Division, Law Medium, Small Claims

Particular Civil Proceedings

Probate, Chancery, Eminent Domain, Administrative Reviews, Miscellaneous Remedies, Tax



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