Logan County Courthouse Remains Open

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[September 16, 2020]  Logan County Resident Circuit Judge Jonathan Wright and Logan County Sheriff Mark Landers issued today a joint press release to announce that the Logan County Courthouse and the Logan County court remain open.

“We want to confirm to the residents of Logan County that court and the courthouse remain open for services. The elected and appointed officials of Logan County in conjunction with the Logan County Health Department are monitoring the situation involving coronavirus (COVID-19). We will evaluate and update our policies and procedures accordingly,” stated Logan County Resident Circuit Judge Jonathan Wright.

Out of an abundance of caution, proactive steps are being taken in the court system to prevent the introduction of COVID-19, the following directives have been issued:

  1. All courthouse school tours are cancelled;

  2. All training or education seminars and meetings involving large groups involving outside participants are cancelled;

  3. Implementation of a plan to limit the number of jurors called for service;
    If you are summoned for jury service and are experiencing any acute respiratory illness symptoms (cough, shortness of breath, headaches), flu-like symptoms, have a fever, or are coughing or sneezing, contact the jury commissioner’s office at 217-732-4414 on weekdays between 8:30 a.m. and 4.30 p.m. to defer your service to a later date. These are standard procedures but especially important at this time. and

  4. Limitation of marriage and civil union ceremonies for anyone obtaining a marriage or civil union license to no more than four (4) participants.

“As a precaution, we also want to encourage citizens who have business with the County to consider other avenues that limit foot track to the Courthouse,” stated Logan County Sheriff Mark Landers. Logan County Treasurer Penny Thomas has suggested if you have to make payments to the Logan County Treasurer, please consider using the dropbox available on N. Kickapoo Street in Lincoln. Judge Wright and Sheriff Landers want to reiterate these are precautionary measures only. The health and welfare of all employees and courthouse users is our priority.

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Logan County Clerk Theresa Moore also wants to remind everyone that the Logan County Courthouse is open for early voting at the following dates and times: Friday, March 12, 2020 until 4:30 p.m.; Saturday, March 14, 2020 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and Monday, March 16, 2020 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.. On March 17, 2020, voting will take place at polling places throughout Logan County. Please visit the Logan County website for more information at https://www.logan content&view= article&id=178&Itemid= 543&lang=en.

Lastly, the Supervisor of Assessments wants to remind everyone applying for a real estate tax freeze that the deadline is July 31, 2020. This allows individuals wanting to make in-person application to wait for the next 30 days and still have ample time to apply for the freeze. Further, applications can be submitted by mail with documentation required. The Supervisor of Assessments will review the application and shred any personal information after a decision has been made.

Information from the Logan County Health Department

Symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) may include fever, cough or shortness of  breath. If you feel you may have been exposed and develop these symptoms, call your healthcare provider immediately. As a general precaution, if you are feeling ill, stay home from work and avoid public places.

The Centers for Disease Control (WWW.CDC.GOV) and Illinois Department of Public  Health (WWW.DPH.ILLINOIS.GOV) websites provide great resources for the public to learn more about COVID-19 and how to protect you and the community. The Illinois Novel Coronavirus Hotline and e-mail address through Illinois Department of Public Health and the Illinois Poison Control Center is a 24 hour/7 day per week resource to provide up-to-date information, facts and to answer questions. In Illinois, you can dial 1-800-889-3931 or e-mail questions to DPH.SICK@ILLINOIS.GOV.

[Text fromLynnette J. Bruce
Judicial Secretary
Logan County Courthouse]


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