Remote Hearings

For the safety of the public and our staff, and to ensure full access to justice, several court hearings will be conducted over the video conferencing platform, Zoom.  There is no reason to come to the Courthouse for much of your Court business.

To get started, on a smartphone, tablet, desktop, or laptop, download the free Zoom application:

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Zoom instructions for the phone and computer

Resources for Self-Represented Litigants (Illinois Supreme Court)

Read through the protocols pertinent to your case:

Next, find the Judge’s name below that is handling your hearing.  When you are ready to join, click "Join the Zoom Virtual Courtroom" link. A window will appear stating this site is trying to open zoom meetings, click "Open."  You will be placed in the Zoom waiting room.  The Judge will let you into the virtual courtroom when your case is ready to be called.  If you do not have an electronic device that would allow you to participate by video or you do not have access to the internet, you may participate by phone.  Scroll past the Judges’ names to find Zoom meeting phone numbers.  After dialing the local number, you will have to enter the meeting ID and password for the individual judge from the Notice of Remote hearing.

The Law Library has a remote hearing cart available for self-represented litigants who need assistance with appearing for a court date via Zoom. This option allows litigants to participate in court proceedings without appearing in the courtroom.  Please direct persons who need assistance with Zoom court appearances to phone the Law Library at 309-888-4801 and leave a message with a contact phone number. Staff from the Law Library will return the call and set up the details.

Judge Duffy (Dissolution and Family)

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Judge Eves (DUI and Major Traffic)

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Judges Fellheimer and Black (Small Claims, Arbitration, Law Minor)

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Judge Foley (Law, Chancery, Misc. Remedies)

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Judge Kording (Family, Dissolution, and Order of Protection)

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Judge Lawrence (Law, Chancery, Misc. Remedies)

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Judge McFarland (Dissolution and Family)

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Zoom meeting phone numbers

+1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago, Midwest)

+1 929 436 2866 US (New York)

+1 301 715 8592 US (Germantown)

+1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)

+1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)

+1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)