Katherine M. Keefe - McHenry County Circuit Clerk, 22nd Judicial Circuit

Circuit Clerk Announcements

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Change of Address on Minor Cannabis Cases

If you are interested in whether your minor cannabis case is one of the cases being petitioned for expungement by the McHenry County State's Attorney, Illinois State Police, Prisoner Review Board, or Illinois Attorney General, please update your address with the Circuit Clerk on your minor cannabis case(s). The Circuit Clerk will be notifying all defendants who have minor cannabis charges ordered to be expunged by mail. With an updated address, you will receive a mailed notice from the Circuit Clerk if your case is ordered to be expunged during this process.

Minor cannabis expungement is going to be a long process that will be taking place over the next few years.  If you need your cannabis charge expunged quickly you should proceed with filing your own expungement petition. Change of Address forms can be emailed to [email protected].

Change of Address form

Revised Fee Schedule

 A revised Fee Schedule will be effective July 1, 2019, as part of the implementation of the Criminal and Traffic Assessment Act (Public Acts 100-987, 100-994, and 100-1161).

McHenry County Fee Schedule - effective July 1, 2019


NEW! Attorney Help Desk

Post Date:11/14/2019 4:00 PM

On Monday, November 18, 2019, the McHenry County Bar Association is launching a new Attorney Help Desk program to assist pro-se litigants on a first come, first serve basis. Volunteer attorneys will offer unrepresented court patrons procedural guidance.   These attorneys will be available in the second floor rotunda of the Courthouse on Mondays between 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.

Interested court patrons are encouraged to sign-up by 9:30 a.m. to make sure there will be an attorney available to speak with them. Only 15-minute appointments are available.  If there is no one else waiting at 10:30 a.m., the volunteer attorneys will leave.  The volunteer attorneys will not assist with traffic, misdemeanor, felony or juvenile offenses. 


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