Weekend courts ending in suburban Cook Co.

April 19, 2012 8:10:56 AM PDT
Bond courts and marriage and civil union courts that operate on weekends and holidays in all suburban Cook County courthouses will be transferred to Chicago locations.

The changes are set to go into effect beginning Saturday, May 5, at three of the court's five suburban courthouses: the Second Municipal District courthouse in Skokie, the Third Municipal District courthouse in Rolling Meadows and the Fourth Municipal District courthouse in Maywood.

The Sixth Municipal District courthouse in Markham will stop holding bond court on Saturday, June 9. Marriages and civil unions are performed in the Markham courthouse Monday through Friday only.

Bond court proceedings for suburban arrestees on weekends and holidays will take place in Central Bond Court at 26th and California.

Marriages and civil unions will still be performed at Marriage Court at 119 West Randolph Street in Chicago.

The Cook County Board chose to close Cook County's suburban courthouse facilities on weekends and holidays to reduce costs. The first courthouse facility to shut down on weekends and holidays was the Fifth Municipal District in Bridgeview in early January.