The Chicago Family Law Blog

Chicago-Area Courthouses

The greater metropolitan Chicago area spans roughly eight counties, each with the resources to handle family law cases. Cook County is the largest and encompasses the city of Chicago, while the 16th Circuit comprises DeKalb, Kane and Kendall Counties. 

Use the following directory to help you find the right venue for your divorce, child custody or other family law case:

Cook County:

Circuit Court of Cook County
50 W. Washington Street
Richard J. Daley Center
Chicago, Illinois 60602

Chancery Division: Suite 2403
(312) 603-4181
(312) 603-6673 T.D.D.
(312) 603-6787 FAX

Law Division: Suite 2005
(312) 603-6343
(312) 603-6673 T.D.D.
(312) 603-6622 FAX

County Division: Suite 1701
(312) 603-6194
(312) 603-6673 T.D.D.
(312) 603-4351 FAX

Domestic Relations Division: Suite 1901A
(312) 603-6556
(312) 603-6673 T.D.D.
(312) 603-6453 FAX

Probate Division: Suite 1803
(312) 603-7545
(312) 603-6673 T.D.D.
(312) 603-6721 FAX

Juvenile Justice and Child Protection, Resource Section: Suite 2301
(312) 603-6673 T.D.D.
(312) 603-5576 FAX

Juvenile Justice and Child Protection Department
Circuit Court of Cook County
1100 South Hamilton Avenue, Room 8004
Chicago, Illinois 60612

Juvenile Justice Division:
312-433-4757
312-433-6743 T.D.D.
312-433-6591 FAX

Child Protection Division:
(312) 433-4756
(312) 433-6743 T.D.D.
(312) 433-5267 FAX

First Municipal District
Circuit Court of Cook County
50 W. Washington Street, Suite 1303
Richard J. Daley Center
Chicago, Illinois 60602
(312) 603-6132
(312) 603-6673 T.D.D.
(312) 603-4211 FAX

Second Municipal District
Circuit Court of Cook County
5600 Old Orchard Road
Skokie, Illinois 60077
(847) 470-7200
(847) 470-7503 T.D.D.
(847) 470-5133 FAX

Third Municipal District
Circuit Court of Cook County
2121 Euclid
Rolling Meadows, Illinois 60008
(847) 818-2287
(847) 818-2075 T.D.D.
(847) 818-2766 FAX

Fourth Municipal District
Circuit Court of Cook County
1500 Maybrook Drive
Maywood, Illinois 60153
(708) 865-6060
(708) 865-6041 T.D.D.
(708) 865-4952 FAX

Fifth Municipal District
Circuit Court of Cook County
10220 South 76th Avenue
Bridgeview, Illinois 60455
(708) 974-6288
(708) 974-6546 T.D.D.
(708) 974-6021 FAX

Sixth Municipal District
Circuit Court of Cook County
16501 South Kedzie Parkway
Markham, Illinois 60428
(708) 232-4170
(708) 232-4191 T.D.D.
(708) 232-4441 FAX

Location: 555 West Harrison Street, Chicago, Illinois 60607
Branch 60 Domestic Violence Section - Room 301 (312) 325-9000
Branch 61 Domestic Violence Section - Room 401  (312) 325-9000
Branch 62 Domestic Violence Section - Room 402  (312) 325-9000
Branch 63 Domestic Violence Section - Room 404  (312) 325-9000
Branch 64 Domestic Violence Section - Room 302 (312) 325-9000

Marriage Court
119 West Randolph Street
County Building - Lower Level
Chicago, Illinois 60602
(312) 603-5660
T.D.D.: (312) 603-6673
FAX: (312) 603-3988

DuPage County:

DuPage County Judicial Center
505 North County Farm Road
Wheaton, Illinois 60187

Wheaton Field Court
DuPage County Building
Room 2-800
421 County Farm Road
Wheaton, IL 60187

Addison Field Court
Addison Municipal Center
3 Friendship Plaza
(At 131 W. Lake Street)
Addison, Illinois 60101

Downers Grove Field Court
4000 Saratoga Avenue
American Legion Post 80
Downers Grove, Illinois 60515

Glendale Heights Field Court
Glendale Heights Village Hall
300 East Fullerton Avenue
Glendale Heights, Illinois 60139  

DeKalb, Kane & Kendall Counties (16th Circuit):

Kane County Juvenile Justice Center
Route 38
St. Charles, Illinois 60175

Aurora Branch Court - Kane County
350 North River Street
Aurora, Illinois 60506

Carpentersville Branch Court - Kane County
1200 L W Besinger Drive
Carpentersville, Illinois 60110

Elgin Branch Court - Kane County
150 Dexter Court
Elgin, Illinois 60120

DeKalb Branch Court - DeKalb County
DeKalb Municipal Building
200 South Fourth Street
DeKalb, Illinois 60115

Sandwich Branch Court - DeKalb County
Sandwich City Council Chambers
128 East Railroad Street
Sandwich, Illinois 60548

Lake County:

Nineteenth Judicial Circuit
Lake County Courthouse
18 N. County Street
Waukegan, Illinois 60085

Nineteenth Judicial Circuit
Lake County Adult Probation and Psychological Services
215 W. Water Street
Waukegan, Illinois 60085

Nineteenth Judicial Circuit
Lake County Arbitration Center
415 Washington Street
Waukegan, Illinois 60085

Nineteenth Judicial Circuit
Babcox Justice Complex
20 S. County Street
Waukegan, Illinois 60085

Nineteenth Judicial Circuit
Robert W. Depke Juvenile Justice Complex and
Minard E. Hulse Juvenile Detention Center
24647 North Milwaukee Avenue
Vernon Hills, Illinois 60061

McHenry County:

McHenry County Government Center
2200 North Seminary Ave.
Woodstock, Illinois 60432

Will County:

Office of the Circuit                 
Will County Court House                   
14 W. Jefferson Street                              
Joliet, Illinois 60432