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

COVID-19 Update

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Court Response to Coronavirus

Administrative Order 2020-11 Return to hearing all court matters June 1, 2020

22nd Circuit Court Press Release 5-21-2020

22nd Circuit Reestablishment Plan

The 22nd Circuit Court will resume hearing court matters on June 1, 2020.  To provide for the safety of Judicial Center staff, attorneys and court patrons, the following guidelines must be followed:

  1. BEFORE coming to the Michael J. Sullivan Judicial Center, check your court date and TIME on the Circuit Clerk's website, as many court dates and times have changed.   https://caseinfo.mchenrycountyil.gov/pca
  2. Arrive no earlier than 15 minutes prior to your scheduled court time; leave the building promptly when finished.
  3. Only people necessary to the proceeding should come to court, leave family and friends at home
  4. Bring only your keys, photo ID, cash/credit card and court papers into the building.  Only cell phones for court related purposes are permitted in the Judicial Center. 
  5. Wearing masks or face coverings, and practicing social distancing are required in all areas of the Michael J. Sullivan Judicial Center.

 Please do not attempt to enter the Judicial Center if you:

  • Are experiencing fever, chills or other symptoms;
  • Have been diagnosed with COVID-19, or live with a person who has been diagnosed with COVID-19;
  • Have been exposed to COVID-19 or live with a person who has symptoms of COVID-19;
  • Have been directed to quarantine, isolate or self-monitor at home by any medical provider;

If you are sick stay home.  If you cannot come to court due to illness, please contact your attorney, or if you are self-represented call the Circuit Clerk's office at (815)334-4190.

 

Circuit Clerk's Office Online Services All Available

All Circuit Clerk online services are still available on the Circuit Clerk's website.  Documents can be filed through our eFiling portal, but court dates will not be allowed to be scheduled in April unless it is for a mandated service.  Traffic tickets can be paid, as well as payments on any other case type, electronic copies can be requested, case information can be searched.  Go to www.mchenrycircuitclerk.org to connect to these online services. 

 

Rather than waiting for a notice in the mail, please monitor your case's court date on our website at https://caseinfo.mchenrycountyil.gov/pca.  Sign up for a free text and/or email Court Date Reminder at https://mchenrycourt.date/reminders

 

  

Screening Procedures Implemented by McHenry County Sheriff for Courthouse Visitors

Effective June 1, 2020, masks or face coverings ARE REQUIRED for all parties entering the Courthouse. UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE THE ONLY ITEMS ALLOWED IN THE GOVERNMENT CENTER ARE AS FOLLOWS:

  • KEYS

     

  • PHOTO I.D.

  • CREDIT CARD/CASH

  • COURT PAPERS

IN ADDITION TO ALL OTHER PROHIBITED ITEMS:

THE FOLLOWING WILL NOT BE ALLOWED INTO THE GOVERNMENT CENTER

  • PURSES, BACKPACKS, BAGS OF ANY KIND

  • COMPUTERS

  • FRIENDS OR FAMILY MEMBERS NOT CONDUCTING OFFICIAL BUSINESS (Please leave children & elderly at home when possible)

  Exceptions will be made for Attorney’s entering the building on official business.

 

 

 

MJS Judicial Center Re-opening on June 1st

Post Date:05/21/2020 3:31 PM

The 22nd Circuit Court will resume hearing court matters on June 1, 2020.  To provide for the safety of Judicial Center staff, attorneys and court patrons, the following guidelines must be followed:

  1. BEFORE coming to the Michael J. Sullivan Judicial Center, check your court date and TIME on the Circuit Clerk's website, as many court dates and times have changed.   https://caseinfo.mchenrycountyil.gov/pca
  2. Arrive no earlier than 15 minutes prior to your scheduled court time; leave the building promptly when finished.
  3. Only people necessary to the proceeding should come to court, leave family and friends at home
  4. Bring only your keys, photo ID, cash/credit card and court papers into the building. No bags, purses or backpacks will be allowed in the building. Only cell phones for court related purposes are permitted in the Judicial Center. 
  5. Wearing masks or face coverings, and practicing social distancing are required in all areas of the Michael J. Sullivan Judicial Center.

 

Guidelines for Entering County Administration Building

The McHenry County Administration Building is now open to limited public access.  Appointments are still encouraged although some offices will remain strictly by appointment only.  In order to protect all visitors and County staff alike, the following precautionary measures are in place:

  • Visitors will be required to have their temperature taken as they enter the building.  Anyone refusing to have their temperature taken, registering a temperature above 100.4 degrees F and/or exhibiting COVID-like symptoms will be asked to leave and conduct their business at a later date or through on-line means.
  • Visitors are required to wear a face mask or face covering at all times while in the building.
  • Practice social/physical distancing at all times.
  • Abide by the floor markings and waiting room capacity restrictions.
  • Interact only through the glass shields at customer service counters.
  • Cover sneezes and coughs.
  • Use the hand sanitizing stations and wash your hands.
  • If you are not feeling well, please do not come into the building.
  • If you can conduct your business online or remotely, please do.

The following offices require appointments to conduct business:

County Clerk
815-334-4242
Recorder 815-334-4110
Assessor 815-334-4290
Purchasing 815-334-4818
GIS Please email at [email protected]
Veterans Assistance Commission
815-334-4229
Regional Office of Education
815-334-4475
  • Fingerprinting by appointment only Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

 

Appointments are not required, but strongly encouraged, for the following offices:

County Administration
815-334-4000
County Auditor 815-334-4203
Health Dept Administration 815-334-4510
Environmental Health 815-334-4585
Planning and Development 815-334-4560
  • Property owners and applicants are encouraged to submit permit applications online using their Applications and Checklists page
  • Walk-ins will be accommodated if scheduling permits and the necessary staff are available

 

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