Logan County Circuit Court announces
resumption of court operations
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[September 16, 2020]
Based on the Administrative Orders of the
Illinois Supreme Court and the Chief Judge of the 11th Judicial
Circuit, the Logan County Circuit Court will resume court operations
beginning June 1, 2020.
The resumption of court operations will be a
transition that will take into account health precautions for the
general public and employees. For example, court calls will be
reduced and staggered in scheduling, social distancing will be
maintained, facial masks/coverings will be required, and daily
cleaning will occur.
To assist those with court cases, please be aware of the following:
Check case status before coming to court. It is necessary that court
dates and times for court dates and times to be adjusted in order to
maintain reduced capacity in the courtrooms. All parties and
attorneys should check with their Circuit Clerk's website for case
status and hearing
time before coming to the courthouse. Parties should arrive no more
than 10 minutes prior to their scheduled court event.
Represented parties excused in some instances.
Unless ordered by the judge or directed by their
attorney, parties in civil and family cases are strongly encouraged
not to attend routine court hearings. Attorneys should advise their
clients not to attend court unless their attendance is strictly
necessary given the nature of the hearing at issue.
Additional Persons Discouraged Due to Social Distancing. Litigants
are strongly discouraged from bringing any other person with them to
the courthouse. Social distancing results in reduced capacities in
the courtrooms and buildings.
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Due to space constraints, it is strongly suggested
and encouraged that only necessary parties shall attend court
Court Access/Entrances. Based on the Chief Judge's
Administrative Order, all persons entering the courthouse shall wear
a face-covering. In addition, all persons entering the courthouse
shall be required to have their temperature taken. Access to the
courthouse may be denied if:
1. A person is not wearing a face-covering, unless
medically unable to do so.
2. A person exhibits flu-like symptoms (i.e., cough, chills, fever,
shortness of breath).
3. A person has been directed to quarantine, isolate or self-monitor
at home for Covid- 19 by any medical provider and are still under
4. A person had contact with another person that has tested positive
for Covid-19 and is awaiting their own Covid-19 results.
Logan County Resident Circuit Judge
Logan County Courthouse]