Cook County Districts

Cook County is made up of several municipal districts. Because of the size of cook county, there are six municipal districts that cover the whole county. Each municipal district covers different townships and cities throughout the county.

Each district has a specific Courthouse that towns and cities write to. If you are arrested within a specific district you will have to go to the Courthouse within that district, you do not get to choose.

First Municipal District

Cook county’s First Municipal District is made up of the city of Chicago. If you have been arrested for a DUI or any criminal or traffic offense in the city of Chicago then your case will be in the first municipal district. The first municipal district is by far the largest district with the largest number of Courthouses.

If you are arrested for a traffic offense such as Driving under the Influence of alcohol in the city of Chicago you will end up needing to go to the Daley Center. If your traffic offense is a felony such as aggravated driving under the influence of alcohol, aggravated fleeing and eluding, or aggravated driving on a suspended/revoked license, then you will end up in Branch 2.

If you are charged with a misdemeanor or city ordinance violation such as battery, assault, theft, resisting arrest, obstructing a peace officer, or retail theft then your case will be at one of many branch locations. If charged with a misdemeanor offense in the city of Chicago, you can end up at:

If you are arrested for a felony criminal matter in the City of Chicago then you will ultimately end up at the George N. Leighton Criminal Courthouse. Depending on what you are charged with, you may end up in one of 36 courtrooms within the George N. Leighton Courthouse located at 2650 S California Ave Chicago, IL Here is a list of all the courtrooms at the George N. Leighton Criminal Courthouse

Courtroom 101 – Hon. Leroy K. Martin, Jr., Presiding Judge
Courtroom 102 – Hon. Mauricio Araujo
Courtroom 201 – Hon. Neera Walsh
Courtroom 203 – Hon. Carol M. Howard
Courtroom 204 – Hon. Domenica A. Stephenson
Courtroom 205 – Hon. Thomas J. Hennelly
Courtroom 206 – Hon. Erica L. Reddick
Courtroom 207 – Hon. Thomas J. Byrne
Courtroom 208 – Hon. Timothy Joyce
Courtroom 301 – Hon. William H. Hooks
Courtroom 302 – Hon. Angela M. Petrone
Courtroom 303 – Hon. Thaddeus L. Wilson, Supervising Judge
Courtroom 304 – Hon. Steven G. Watkins
Courtroom 305 – Hon. Alfredo Maldonado
Courtroom 306 – Hon. Lawrence E. Flood
Courtroom 307 – Hon. Maura Slattery-boyle
Courtroom 308 – Hon. Michael B. Mchale
Courtroom 400 – Hon. Dennis J. Porter, Supervising Judge
Courtroom 402 – Hon. Kevin M. Sheehan
Courtroom 404 – Hon. Charles P. Burns
Courtroom 500 – Vincent M. Gaughan
Courtroom 502 – Hon. Kenneth J. Wadas, Supervising Judge
Courtroom 504 – Matthew E. Coghlan
Courtroom 506 – Hon. Diane Gordon Cannon
Courtroom 600 – Hon. Arthur F. Hill, Jr., Supervising Judge
Courtroom 602 – Hon. Stanley Sacks
Courtroom 606 – Hon. Mary Margaret Brosnahan Supervising Judge
Courtroom 604 – Hon. Thomas V. Gainer
Courtroom 700 – Hon. James B. Linn
Courtroom 702 – Hon. Nicholas R. Ford
Courtroom 704 – Hon. Joseph M. Claps
Courtroom 706 – Hon. James M. Obbish
Courtroom 606a – Hon. Ursula Walowski
Courtroom 606a – Hon. Peggy Chiampas
Courtroom 3a15 – Hon. Maria Kuriakos Ciesel
Courtroom 3a15 – Hon. William G. Gamboney

If you are charged with a felony offense, your case will be assigned to one of many branch courts before your case is ultimately assigned to the George N. Leighton Courthouse located at 2650 S California Ave Chicago, IL. These branch courts will handle the preliminary hearing on your felony case before the case will be assigned to 26th and California. The list of branch courts for a preliminary hearing on a felony matter is provided below.

If you have been first arrested for a felony offense or misdemeanor offense in the city of Chicago then you will first have a bond hearing. If you are arrested and charged with an offense during the week (Monday – Friday) then the judge that will hear your bond hearing will be located at one of the branch courts.

If you are arrested and charged with a misdemeanor or felony offense on the weekend than you will end up at Central Bond Court which is located at the George N. Leighton Courthouse located at 2650 S California Ave Chicago, IL. Central bond court starts at 12:30 p.m. and the judges will hear all felony and misdemeanor cases throughout the whole county.

Second Municipal District

The second municipal district is located at 5600 Old Orchard Road in Skokie, Illinois.  If you are charged with a felony offense, criminal or traffic matter and you are within the second district then you will end up at the Skokie Courthouse. Here is a list of the towns and cities that write to Skokie Courthouse.

  • Deerfield
  • Des Plaines
  • Evanston
  • Glencoe
  • Glenview
  • Golf
  • Kenilworth
  • Lincolnwood
  • Morton Grove
  • Niles
  • Northbrook
  • Northfield
  • Oakton
  • Park Ridge
  • Skokie
  • Wilmette
  • Winnetka

If you are charged with a criminal felony offense in the second municipal district then you will be in Courtroom 105 for a felony preliminary hearings and bond hearings at 9:30 a.m. There are six other rooms that handle felony calls in the second municipal district, they are courtroom 107, 108, 206, 207, 208, and 209 and all courtrooms begin their court call at 9:30 a.m.

If you are charged with a misdemeanor offense in the second municipal district than your case will be heard in either courtroom 101, 102, 103, or 104 and will be scheduled at either 9:00 a.m., 10:30 a.m. or 1:30 P.M.

If you are charged with a traffic offense than your case will be heard in either courtroom 101, 102, 103, or 104 and will be called at either 9:00 a.m., 10:30 a.m. 1:30 p.m. or 2:30 p.m.

Whenever you are arrested or issued a ticket you will get information telling you which courtroom to go to with the date and time on it. If you do not attend court, the judge could issue a warrant for your arrest.

Third Municipal District

Third Municipal District is located at 2121 Euclid Avenue, Rolling Meadows, Illinois. If you are charged with a felony offense, criminal offense or traffic offense within the third municipal district you will end up in the Rolling Meadows Courthouse. Here is a list of towns that all write their tickets and their criminal cases to the third municipal district.

  • Arlington Heights
  • Barrington
  • Barrington Hills
  • Bartlett
  • Bensenville
  • Buffalo Grove
  • Elgin
  • Elk Grove Village
  • Hanover Park
  • Harper College
  • Harwood Heights
  • Hoffman Estates
  • Inverness
  • Kildeer
  • Mount Prospect
  • Norridge
  • Palatine
  • Prospect Heights
  • Rolling Meadows
  • Roselle
  • Rosemont
  • Schaumburg,
  • Schiller Park
  • South Barrington
  • Streamwood
  • Wheeling

If you are charged with a criminal felony offense in the third municipal district then you will be in Courtroom 108 for a felony preliminary hearings at 9:00 a.m. or 1:30 for felony and misdemeanor bond hearings.

There are two other rooms that handle felony calls in the third municipal district, they are courtroom 109 and 110 and both courtrooms begin their court call at 9:30 a.m. If you are charged with a misdemeanor offense in the third municipal district than your case will be heard in either courtroom 101, 102, 103, or 104 and will be scheduled at either 9:00 a.m., 10:30 a.m. or 1:30 P.M.

If you are charged with a traffic offense than your case will be heard in either courtroom 201, 202, 203, 209, or 210 and will be called at either 9:00 a.m., 10:30 a.m., or 1:30 p.m.

Whenever you are arrested or issued a ticket you will get information telling you which courtroom to go to with the date and time on it. If you do not attend court, the judge could issue a warrant for your arrest.

Fourth Municipal District

The Fourth Municipal District is located 1500 Maybrook Drive Maywood, Illinois. If you are charged with a felony offense, criminal offense or traffic offense within the fourth municipal district you will end up in the Maywood Courthouse. Here is a list of towns that all write their tickets and their criminal cases to the third municipal district.

  • Bellwood
  • Berkeley
  • Berwyn
  • Broadview
  • Brookfield
  • Cicero
  • Elmwood Park
  • Forest Park
  • Franklin Park
  • Hillside
  • La Grange Park
  • Maywood
  • Melrose Park
  • Northlake
  • North Riverside
  • Oak Park
  • River Forest
  • River Grove
  • Riverside
  • Stone Park
  • Westchester

If you are charged with a criminal felony offense in the fourth municipal district then you will either be in Courtroom 102 for a felony preliminary hearings at 9:00 a.m. or courtroom 113 at 1:30 for felony bond hearings and 10:00 a.m. for misdemeanor bond hearings. There are three other rooms that handle felony calls in the fourth municipal district, they are courtroom 105, courtroom 107 and 108 and all courtrooms begin their court call at 9:30 a.m.

If you are charged with a misdemeanor offense in the fourth municipal district than your case will be heard in various different courtrooms and will be scheduled at either 9:00 a.m., 10:30 a.m. or 1:30 P.M.

If you are charged with a traffic offense than your case will be heard in various different courtrooms and will be called at either 9:00 a.m., 10:30 a.m., or 1:30 p.m.

Whenever you are arrested or issued a ticket you will get information telling you which courtroom to go to with the date and time on it. If you do not attend court, the judge could issue a warrant for your arrest.

Fifth Municipal District

The Fifth Municipal District is located 10220 south 76th Avenue, Bridgeview, IL. If you are charged with a felony offense, criminal offense or traffic offense within the fifth municipal district you will end up in the Bridgeview Courthouse. Here is a list of towns that all write their tickets and their criminal cases to the third municipal district.

  • Alsip
  • Bedford Park
  • Bridgeview
  • Burbank
  • Burr Ridge
  • Chicago Ridge
  • Crestwood
  • Countryside
  • 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
  • Palos Park
  • Stickney
  • Summit
  • Tinley Park
  • Western Springs
  • Willow Springs
  • Woodridge
  • Worth and the Townships of
  • Lemont
  • Lyons
  • Orland
  • Palos
  • Stickney
  • Worth

If you are charged with a criminal felony offense in the fifth municipal district then you will be in Courtroom 103 for a felony preliminary hearings at 9:00 a.m. or 1:30 for felony and 10 a.m. for misdemeanor bond hearings.

There are six other rooms that handle felony calls in the fourth municipal district, they are courtrooms 101, 104, 107, 108, 109 and 110 and all courtrooms begin their court call at 9:30 a.m.

If you are charged with a misdemeanor offense in the fifth municipal district than your case will be heard in either courtroom 102, 105, 106, 207, or 208 and will be scheduled at either 9:00 a.m., 10:30 a.m. or 1:30 P.M.

If you are charged with a traffic offense than your case will be heard in either courtroom 201, 209, or 210 and will be called at either 9:00 a.m., 10:30 a.m., or 1:30 p.m.

Whenever you are arrested or issued a ticket you will get information telling you which courtroom to go to with the date and time on it. If you do not attend court, the judge could issue a warrant for your arrest.

Sixth municipal district

The Sixth Municipal District is located 16501 South Kedzie Parkway, Markham IL. If you are charged with a felony offense, criminal offense or traffic offense within the sixth municipal district you will end up in the Markham Courthouse. Here is a list of towns that all write their tickets and their criminal cases to the sixth municipal district.

  • Blue Island
  • Burnham
  • Calumet City
  • Calumet 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
  • and the Townships of
  • Bloom
  • Bremen
  • Calumet
  • Rich
  • Thornton

If you are charged with a criminal felony offense in the third municipal district then you will be in Courtroom 101 for a felony preliminary hearings at 9:00 a.m. or 1:30 for felony and misdemeanor bond hearings.

There are five other rooms that handle felony calls in the sixth municipal district, they are courtroom 103 and 105, 106, 107, and 108 and all courtrooms begin their court call at 9:30 a.m.

If you are charged with a misdemeanor offense in the sixth municipal district than your case will be heard in either courtroom 201, 204, 205, or 206 and will be scheduled at either 9:00 a.m., 10:30 a.m. or 1:30 P.M.

If you are charged with a traffic offense than your case will be heard in either courtroom 201 or 098, and will be called at either 9:00 a.m., 10:30 a.m., or 1:30 p.m.

Whenever you are arrested or issued a ticket you will get information telling you which courtroom to go to with the date and time on it. If you do not attend court, the judge could issue a warrant for your arrest.

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