Chief Judge, Office of the

The Office of the Chief Judge administers the Circuit Court of Cook County by:

  • providing administrative support and legal research to judges
  • supervising the 2500 non-judicial employees of all departments under the supervision of the Chief Judge
  • reviewing and addressing the Courts space requirements
  • administering the Courts fiscal operations and budgets including representing the Court before the Cook County Board of Commissioners
  • preparing grant applications and compliance reports
  • providing conciliation sevices in domestic relations proceedings
  • summoning jurors for the Courts
  • assisting in drafting court rules and general orders
  • helping to educate the public about the Circuit Court

You can get more information on the Circuit Court and the Office of the Chief Judge on their website at

Other Organizations

  • Clerk of the Circuit Court
    The Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County, is the keeper of the records for the Court. In this role, the Clerk records court decisions and events, handles fines, bail bonds and other financial transactions and provides the court system with supportive services such as record storage, microfilming and automation.
  • State’s Attorney’s Office
    The Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office, acts on behalf of the citizens of the State of Illinois in prosecuting crimes committed in Cook County, Illinois.
  • Sheriff’s Office
    The Cook County Sheriff’s office is the second largest Sheriff’s Department in the United States, employing more than 6,200 officers, deputies and civilians who perform a number of diverse tasks within the criminal justice system such as Departments of Corrections, Court Services and Community Supervision and Intervention.