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Most Kane County criminal, civil cases continued until after May 4 because of COVID-19 outbreak

To protect the health and safety of the general public as well as courthouse employees, most criminal and civil cases have been continued to after May 4.
To protect the health and safety of the general public as well as courthouse employees, most criminal and civil cases have been continued to after May 4.

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To protect the health and safety of the general public as well as courthouse employees, most criminal and civil cases have been continued to after May 4.

The Kane County Judicial Center, 37W777 Route 38, St. Charles, and the Kane County Juvenile Justice Center, 37W655 Route 38, St. Charles, remain open to hear those cases deemed essential and any emergency motions. Essential cases include but are not limited to in-custody criminal cases, order of protection hearings, juvenile delinquency, juvenile abuse and neglect, mental health hearings and emergency matters.

The Aurora Branch Court, 1200 E. Indian Trail Road, Aurora, Elgin Branch Court, 150 Dexter Court, Elgin and Kane County Branch Court, 530 S. Randall Road, St. Charles, will remain closed through May 1 and re-open May 4. All bond call matters will continue to be heard at the Kane County Judicial Center until May 4 and by video if at all possible.

All judges and judicial employees are encouraged to work remotely and conduct business telephonically or via videoconference until May 4.

“We appreciate the cooperation we have received from everyone involved in the court system," Kane County Chief Judge Clint Hull said in a news release. "We are doing our best to balance the needs of protecting the public and our courthouse staff with keeping the courthouse open to hear those cases that must be heard. We are focused on cases that involve individuals who are in-custody and those matters that are required for the protection of individuals and the public.”

Additional safety measures include limiting the number of people allowed into a courtroom to no more than ten people and that all individuals including the staff and public must remain separated by no less than six feet, the release stated. The Circuit Clerk’s Office will be mailing new court dates to the last known mailing address.

Questions about future court dates should be directed to the Kane County Circuit Court Clerk at (630) 232-3413 or by sending an email to circuitclerk@co.kane.il.us. Next court dates will also be available through the public portal on the Kane County Circuit Clerk’s website at cic.co.kane.il.us.

Users should have case numbers or party names available. New court dates will not be immediately available. Please wait 7-10 days after your regularly scheduled court date before calling about your new court date.

Additional information can be found at the Sixteenth Judicial Circuit website at illinois16thjudicialcircuit.org

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