SOUTHERN ILLINOIS — The Fourth and Second Judicial Circuits in Illinois, which include Clinton, Fayette, Jefferson and Marion Counties, have issued new procedures for court cases during the COVID-19 outbreak.
Until at least March 30, civil and non-custodial jury trials, traffic cases — including DUIs, misdemeanor cases, ordinance cases, small claims, family court, child support, pay or appear or compliance hearings, and all marriages will be continued.
In custody cases, including bond hearings, criminal felony cases with time constraints, juvenile detention and shelter care hearings, and emergency and plenary orders of protection will be held as usual.
Probation, State’s Attorney’s, and Public Defender offices will continue to be open but reduce in-person contacts.
Resident Circuit Judges in each county will make decisions regarding any issues not already covered.
Circuit clerks will provide notice to all parties of the new dates for their cases.