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Wisconsin state COVID-19 update provided by Noonan & Lieberman
Posted: 05/20/20

Effective June 1, 2020, the Illinois Supreme Court will allow each circuit to return to hearing court matters, whether in person or remotely, according to a schedule to be adopted for each county by the chief judge in each circuit. The Court has issued guidelines that each judicial districts should observe upon reopening.

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Posted: 05/18/20

Nineteenth Judicial Circuit (Lake County). Per Administrative Order 2020-30 all scheduled motions and trials in the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit scheduled prior to June 1, 2020 are continued and will be rescheduled by the assigned judge. All case management conferences will not be conducted in court and, unless the parties agree to a new date, they will be rescheduled by the assigned judge. Parties who desire a pretrial settlement conference can schedule it via Zoom. 

Effective June 1, 2020, all civil proceedings will be held remotely via Zoom. 

In any mortgage foreclosure case where the plaintiff seeks a default judgment or order approving the sale the plaintiff must provide the defendant with Zoom notification in English and Spanish and prove to the court that notice has been provided. 

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Posted: 05/11/20

(Cook County) Per Administrative Order 2020-06, all mortgage foreclosure cases, evictions, orders for possession and judicial sales are stayed through May 31, 2020. The Cook County sheriff will resume enforcement of eviction orders on June 1, 2020 and the rule requiring enforcement of eviction orders by a date certain is extended 60 days from the current expiration date but not later than July 17, 2020. The order also imposes a moratorium on final judgments and executions of judgment in mortgage foreclosure proceedings with no set expiration date. 

Fourth Judicial Circuit (Christian, Clay, Clinton, Effingham, Fayette, Jasper, Marion, Montgomery, and Shelby Counties). Per FIFTH AMENDED ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER NO. 2020-4 effective at least until May 31, 2020, all jury trials currently scheduled in 2020 are continued to a date after January 1, 2021. All other civil matters are continued to a different date to be determined by the court. All evictions will cease until the expiration of the Order.

Fourteenth Judicial Circuit (Henry, Mercer, Rock Island, and Whiteside Counties): Per Administrative Order 20CA-41 all non-essential court cases will be continued.

(Kane County). Per Administrative Order effective May 4, 2020,  the court will hear contested motions, status hearings and settlement conferences, at the discretion of the trial judge, remotely and only in cases where all parties are represented by an attorney.

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Posted: 05/06/20

Third Judicial Circuit (Madison and Bond Counties). Per Administrative Order 2020-M-13, all foreclosure mattes and any hearings or trials are extended to June 1, 2020.

Sixth Judicial Circuit (Champaign, DeWitt, Douglas, Macon, Moultrie, and Piatt Counties). Per Administrative Order 20-06, Administrative Order 20-01 postponing all civil matters is extended through May 31, 2020 and all jury trials are continued to a date no earlier than June 15, 2020.

Twenty-Third Judicial Circuit (DeKalb County). Per Administrative Order 20-02, the Emergency Preparedness Plans for the Courts in Kendal and DeKalb Counties is extended from May 1, 2020 through June 2, 2020. All trials set between April 24, 2020 and July 10, 2020, are continued for status and a new trial date. Notice to be provided by the Clerk. 

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Posted: 05/05/20

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. Per order of the Court, all cases scheduled for oral argument in May 2020, will be argued by counsel either telephonically or by Zoom Video Communications.  The Clerk’s Office will contact counsel with remote argument instructions for their specific case. The courtroom will be closed to the public and the Court, on a temporary basis, will live stream the audio from oral arguments to YouTube.  

Twelfth Judicial Circuit (Will County):  Per Administrative Order 2020-18, the protocols and procedures previously set in prior administrative orders are continued such that all civil matters are continued until May 29, 2020, except status hearings scheduled on the mortgage foreclosure call which are continued to a future status date. The parties will be notified of the new date by the Clerk’s office via e-mail or U.S. mail.

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Posted: 05/01/20

(Cook County) Per Administrative Order 2020-01 (amended May 1, 2020), all matters are rescheduled and continued for 30 days from the currently scheduled court date or a date not more than 30 days after May 31, 2020 whichever is later. The Cook County sheriff will resume enforcement of eviction orders on June 1, 2020 and the rule requiring enforcement of eviction orders by a date certain is extended 60 days from the current expiration date but not later than July 17, 2020. The order also imposes a moratorium on final judgments and executions of judgment in mortgage foreclosure proceedings with no set expiration date. 

(Macoupin County). Per Local Administrative Order 2020-AO-006 all evictions and foreclosures are postponed through May 31, 2020.

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Posted: 04/30/20

(Champaign County) Per Administrative Order 2020-07, the courthouse is closed and all pretrial hearings cancelled expect for emergency matters. Any cases set between April 30, 2020 and May 29, 2020 will be reset following resumption of regular operations or by the individual judge as feasible. New court dates will be posted on the court clerk’s website.

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Posted: 04/29/20

U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois. Per Second Amended General Order 20-01 all civil jury trials through May 30, 2020 are continued. The United States Courthouses located in Springfield and Urbana continue to remain CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC. The Amended General Order also provides that court operations for the Rock Island Division, temporarily relocated in Davenport, remains CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC. The United States Courthouse located in Peoria shall remain open with limited staff. All deliveries to chambers continue to be suspended during this time. 

Illinois Supreme Court Corrected Order (M.R. 30370) effective immediately, amended discovery Rule 206 pertaining to depositions taken remotely to allow the depositions to proceed with no neutral representative present without an officer to administer the oath or record the deposition. 

(Lee County) Per Administrative Order 2020-19, the court will allow remote hearings for status and case management conferences, motions other than default motions, and non-evidentiary hearings via the Zoom platform.

Thirteenth Judicial Circuit (LaSalle, Bureau and Grundy County). Per Administrative Order 20-27, Administrative Order 20-13 postponing all civil matters is extended through May 30, 2020.

LaSalle and Grundy mediations scheduled for May are continued to June. All mediations scheduled for LaSalle County for April 3, 2020 and May 1, 2020 are continued to June 5.  New dates for the Grundy County mediations will be provided soon.

Seventeenth Judicial Circuit (Boone and Winnebago Counties) Per 2d Amended Administrative Order 2020-18, all in-person court dates and all civil matters currently set between May 16, 2020 and May 31, 2020 are cancelled and will be continued to a date after June 15, 2020. No civil trials, bench or jury, may be heard before July 6, 2020. Parties to be notified by mail of new dates. 

Twenty-First Judicial Circuit (Kankakee and Iroquois Counties) Per Administrative Order 2020-17, no jury trials will be set before June 1, 2020, and all civil matters scheduled prior to June 1, 2020 are postponed to a future date. NO eviction or foreclosure orders will be entered prior to June 1, 2020. 

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Posted: 04/28/20

(McHenry County) Per Administrative Order 2020-09, all trials set through May 29, 2020, are continued for a new trial date to be set by the assigned judge.

(Ogle County) Per Administrative Order 2020-13, court closure is extended through May 30, 2020.

(Sangamon County) Per County Administrative Order 2020-8, the prior suspension of all jury trials and civil matters are continued to May 22, 2020. 

(Whiteside County) Per County Administrative Order 2020-7 (Resumption of In-Person Court Proceedings), all civil case management conferences will resume on August 3, 2020. Cases which were set for May 4, 2020 are rescheduled to August 3, 2020; for May 6, are rescheduled to August 5, 2020, etc.  Clients are not to attend case management conferences. New cases will receive case management conference dates beginning in November 2020. All civil hearings scheduled on July 20, 2020, or thereafter will occur as scheduled. All civil hearings which were to have occurred during the in-person court proceedings shutdown, which have not, or will not, occur by telephonic or videoconferencing hearings will be rescheduled by the parties. If not rescheduled by July 1, 2020, those hearings will be converted to case management conferences and will be heard on July 20, 2020. 

First Judicial Circuit (Alexander, Jackson, Johnson, Massac, Pope, Pulaski, Saline, Union, and Williamson Counties): Per Administrative Order 2020-4-27 (Extension Order) the prior suspension of all jury trials and civil matters with a scheduled court date are continued to May 1, 2020. The rescheduling of case will begin on June 1, 2020. 

Fourth Judicial Circuit (Christian, Clay, Clinton, Effingham, Fayette, Jasper, Marion, Montgomery, and Shelby Counties). Per FOURTH AMENDED ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER NO. 2020-4 effective at least May 15,, 2020, all jury trials are continued to a different date to be determined by the court. All evictions will cease until the expiration of the Order. Notice of new dates will be provided by the Clerk. 

Tenth Judicial Circuit (Peoria, Tazewell, Marshall, Putnam and Stark Counties). Per Administrative Order 2020-10, all trials set through May 31, 2020, are continued for a new trial date to be agreed by the parties.

Eleventh Judicial Circuit (Ford, Livingston, Logan, McLean and Woodford Counties). Per Administrative Order 2020-06 (3rd Supplemental Order), effective May 1, 2020, all trials and other civil matters set are continued until after May 31, 2020 with notice to follow. The court will allow remote hearings by telephone for emergency matters.

Fifteenth Judicial Circuit (Carroll, Jo Davies, Lee, Ogle and Stephenson Counties). Per Administrative Order 2020-12, court closure is extended through May 30, 2020. 

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Wisconsin state COVID-19 update provided by Noonan & Lieberman
Posted: 04/27/20

The Illinois Supreme Court announced today an emergency order (M.R.30370) which limits freezes on personal bank accounts during the COVID-19 pandemic. This order temporarily relieves debtors of the burden of asset freezes, up to the $4,000 exemption provided by law, at a time when they have limited recourse to the courts. The order remains in effect until the suspension of service of summonses and citations in supplemental proceedings, pursuant to Executive Order 2020-25, is no longer in effect.

(LaSalle and Grundy County). Per email from the clerks’ offices, all LaSalle and Grundy mediations scheduled for May are continued to June. All mediations scheduled for LaSalle County for April 3, 2020 and May 1, 2020 are continued to June 5.  New dates for the Grundy County mediations will be provided soon. 

Twenty-Third Judicial Circuit (Kendall and DeKalb Counties). Per General Order 20-12, the Emergency Preparedness Plans for the Courts in Kendal and DeKalb Counties is extended from May 1, 2020 through June 2, 2020. All trials set between April 24, 2020 and July 10, 2020, are continued for status and a new trial date. Notice to be provided by the Clerk. 

(Kendall County) Per Administrative Order 20-09, the court will allow remote hearings by telephone or via the Zoom platform in the discretion of the assigned judge and where both litigants are represented by an attorney. 

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Posted: 04/22/20

Sixteenth Judicial Circuit (Kane County). Per General Order  20-17 and -18, all trials set on August 3, 2020, and every day thereafter, remain set for trial. All trials set between April 22, 2020 and July 31, 2020, are continued. The Circuit Clerk will reschedule all cases set for trial during this period for status and re-setting of trial. Evictions and Foreclosures are suspended until June 1, 2020.

Gov. J.B. Pritzker is expected to extend Illinois’ stay-home order for another 30 days past April 30th.  The order began on March 21 and was initially to last until April 7.

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Posted: 04/21/20

Twelfth Judicial Circuit (Will County)  Per Administrative Order 2020-16 all civil matters are continued until May 15, 2020, except status hearings scheduled on the mortgage foreclosure call which are continued to a future status date. The parties will be notified of the new date by the Clerk’s office via e-mail or U.S. mail.

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Posted: 04/15/20

(Rock Island County) Per Civil Administrative Order 20CA-40, the court will allow remote hearings by telephone or via the Zoom platform in the discretion of the assigned judge and where both litigants are represented by an attorney.

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Wisconsin state COVID-19 update provided by Noonan & Lieberman
Posted: 04/07/20

Fourth Judicial Circuit – (Christian, Clay, Clinton, Effingham, Fayette, Jasper, Marion, Montgomery, and Shelby Counties) Per THIRD AMENDED ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER NO. 2020-4 effective at least April 30, 2020, All jury trials are continued to a different date to be determined by the court. All evictions will cease until the expiration of the Order.

Fifth Judicial Circuit (Clark, Coles, Cumberland, Edgar, and Vermilion Counties) Per Administrative Order 2020-10 all matters set for jury trial are continued until further order. 

Ninth Judicial Circuit (Fulton, Hancock, Henderson, Knox, McDonough, and Warren Counties) Per Administrative Order 20-17 all matters set for trial are continued until further order of the Supreme Court of Illinois.

Fourteenth Judicial Circuit (Henry, Mercer, Rock Island, and Whiteside Counties) Per Administrative Order 20CA-39 all matters set for trial are continued until further order of the Supreme Court of Illinois, unless conducted via video conferencing at the discretion of the assigned judge.

Nineteenth Judicial Circuit (DuPage County) Per Administrative Order 20-17 foreclosure and eviction matters through May 18, 2020 will be rescheduled 30-60 days from the currently scheduled date by the Clerk of the Court and can be viewed at eaccess.18thjudicial.org. 

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Posted: 04/06/20

Macoupin County Per Local Administrative Order 2020-AO-004 all evictions and foreclosures are postponed. Hearings will resume after the Order expires on May 1, 2020.

McHenry County Per Temporary Order –Covid-19 all matters set for trial are continued through May 15, 2020 are continued to a date set by the assigned judge.

Winnebago County Per Administrative Order 2020-18 all court dates currently set between April 20, 2020, and May 15, 2020 are canceled and continued to a date after June 1, 2020. This includes all dates currently scheduled for status, first return, argument, hearing, decision, bench trial or jury trial. 

Nineteenth Judicial Circuit Lake County Per Administrative Order 2020-23 all matters in the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit scheduled prior to May 18, 2020 are continued and rescheduled to a date after May 15, 2020. All foreclosure sales and the execution of eviction orders relating to residential real estate are suspended until further order of the court. 

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Posted: 04/03/20

  • Dane County (Madison):  Per the Order entered April 2, 2020, the Court’s Emergency Temporary Measures Order was extended until April 30, 2020.  Civil matters are not suspended.  Any hearing that can be done by phone will proceed as scheduled.

  • Western District of Wisconsin:  Civil matters are not suspended.  Motions that the court can resolve without oral argument will proceed.

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Posted: 04/03/20

Per the Governor’s March 27, 2020 Order, effective through May 26, 2020:  All eviction actions are prohibited, including serving a pre-filing notice to terminate a tenancy and commencing an action, except in emergency situations.  Mortgagees are prohibited from commencing foreclosures or scheduling sheriff’s sales.  However, nothing in the Governor’s Order should be construed as relieving an individual or their obligations to pay rent or make mortgage payments.

Milwaukee County:  All matters requiring in person appearances are suspended through May 15, 2020.  The Clerk will re-schedule all matters and notify all parties.  All non-evidentiary hearings that can be done by audio-video technology will proceed as scheduled.

Dane County (Madison):  Civil matters are not suspended.

Western District of Wisconsin:  Civil matters are not suspended.

Eastern District of Wisconsin:  Civil matters are not suspended.  All civil matters scheduled from through May 1, 2020 will be conducted by video conferencing or telephone.

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Posted: 03/25/20

Milwaukee County:  All matters requiring in person appearances and foreclosure motions are suspended until after 4/30/20.  The Clerk will re-schedule all matters and notify all parties.  All non-evidentiary hearings that can be done by phone will proceed as scheduled.

Dane County (Madison):  Civil matters are not suspended.

Western District of Wisconsin:  Civil matters are not suspended.

Eastern District of Wisconsin:  Civil matters are not suspended.  All civil matters scheduled from 3/13/20 through 5/1/20 will be conducted by telephone or video conference.

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