Illinois suspends all court appearances amid pandemic

Coronavirus

Springfield, IL. (WTWO/WAWV) – The Illinois Department of Labor is suspending the entirety of the state’s scheduled court hearings until further notice.

The decision to suspend will be reevaluated April 17, but until that time, all trials in the state will be cancelled through May 11.

The state’s department of labor is now telling people with already scheduled court dates, to not expect a call on the day of their trial, nor are they rescheduling dates at this time. Those people affected by the cancellation will receive a new court date via written notice.

The states Juvenile Court has cleared it’s docket for the time being, and, moving forward, will only require essential staff to work.

Attorneys may still appear remotely for status conferences and non-evidentiary hearings.

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