Administrative Office of the Illinois Courts News

Third Judicial Circuit judge awarded National Judicial College scholarship

By Dawn Geske | May 16, 2018

EDWARDSVILLE – Madison County Associate Judge Maureen Schuette has been awarded a scholarship to the National Judicial College for 2018.

Hylla named to commission on pretrial reform of criminal justice system

By Ann Maher | Dec 27, 2017

Madison County Chief Judge Dave Hylla is among members of a new commission that will make recommendations on pretrial reform of the state’s criminal justice system.

AOIC Director Tardy retires from state courts office; Meis to take over Aug. 1

By Mike Helenthal | May 30, 2017

SPRINGFIELD -- Marcia Meis will take over as the director of the Administrative Office of the Illinois Courts August 1 after current director Michael Tardy announced his retirement May 23.

Illinois Supreme Court adopts policy statement for pretrial services

By Russell Boniface | May 16, 2017

The Illinois Supreme Court has adopted a statewide policy statement for pretrial services that includes a risk assessment tool to help courts determine whether low-risk defendants should be detained or released prior to trial.

Illinois Supreme Court approves new rule mandating jury trials in certain cases under mental health code

By Shanice Harris | May 12, 2017

SPRINGFIELD — Chief Justice Lloyd Karmeier and the Illinois Supreme Court announced last month the approval of Supreme Court Rule 293. The new rule requires that all trial courts commence a jury trial if requested by a respondent in an involuntary admission proceeding.

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