|Presiding Judge—Honorable Raymond L. Jagielski|
|Bridgeview Courthouse Address||Bridgeview Courthouse Hours||Bridgeview Courthouse Phone Number|
|Fifth Municipal District
10220 S. 76th Avenue
Bridgeview, Illinois 60453
|8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday,
Excluding Court Holidays
|Servicing—the municipalities of Alsip; Bedford Park; Bridgeview; Burbank; Burr Ridge; Chicago Ridge; Crestwood; Countryside; Evergreen Park; Forest View; Hickory Hills; Hinsdale; Hodgkins; Hometown; Indian Head Park; Justice; La Grange; Lemont; Lyons; McCook; Merrionette Park; Oak Forest; Oak Lawn; Orland Hills; Orland Park; Palos Heights; Palos Hills; Palos Park; Stickney; Summit; Tinley Park; Western Springs;Willow Springs; Woodridge; and Worth; and the Townships of Lemont, Lyons, Orland, Palos, Stickney, and Worth. (Jurisdiction limited to areas within in Cook County.)|
Circuit Court of Cook County
The Bridgeview Courthouse is part of the 5th Municipal District of the Circuit Court of Cook County of the State of Illinois, and services the Southwestern suburbs of Cook County. Illinois is divided into 24 judicial circuits. The Circuit Court of Cook County is one of the largest court systems in the world with over 400 judges that serve the 2.1 million residents of Cook County. More than 1 million cases are filed in Cook County each year.
The Circuit Court of Cook County is a unified court system supervised by the Honorable Timothy C. Evans, whose job it is to coordinate the administrative functions of the court, and oversee all the trial courts. As part of his duties, he assigns the 400 judges throughout the court’s ten divisions and six geographic districts, and oversees the court’s Surety Section and the Juvenile Justice and Child Protection Resource section. He also prepares the budget and supervises the 2,738 employees that work in 15 offices that provide court-support services such as court reporting and foreign language interpreting.
The court is organized into into three functional departments:
- County—Oversees Chancery, County, Criminal, Domestic Relations, Domestic Violence, Elder Law and Miscellaneous Remedies, Law, and Probate.
- Municipal—See Bridgeview Courthouse Cases below.
- Juvenile Justice and Child Protection—Hears cases involving delinquent minors and child abuse, child neglect, child dependency, private guardianship, termination of parental rights, and orders of protection filed in conjunction with another Child Protection proceeding.
Six Municipal Districts
In order to best serve the population of such a large county, the Circuit Court of Cook County is divided into six geographic districts. They are as follows:
- First Municipal District—Chicago, serving the City of Chicago
- Second Municipal District—Skokie, serving the Northern suburbs of Cook County
- Third Municipal District—Rolling Meadows, serving the Northwestern suburbs of Cook County
- Fourth Municipal District—Maywood, serving the Western suburbs of Cook County
- Fifth Municipal District—Bridgeview, serving the Southwestern suburbs of Cook County
- Sixth Municipal District—Markham, serving the Southern suburbs of Cook County
Bridgeview Courthouse Cases
Cases heard at the Bridgeview Courthouse include:
- Orders of Protection
- Stalking/Civil No Contact Orders
- Eviction proceedings
- Small claims
- Misdemeanor criminal proceedings
- Felony preliminary hearings
- Ordinance and traffic enforcement
- Contract cases decided by alternative dispute resolution process
- Civil suits for damages up to $100,000
- Mandatory Arbitration in suits with damages of $30,000 or less
- Name changes
- Marriage and Civil Union Court
- Felony Criminal Cases
- Domestic Relations Cases
- Juvenile Justice Cases
- Law division Tort Cases Seeking Damages over $100,000.
Bridgeview Courthouse Pay Ticket
If you receive a traffic ticket that is marked No Appearance Required, you can pay your ticket online and you do not have to appear in court. However, if you choose to appear in court or are required to appear in court, you may have to pay additional court fees if convicted.
Bridgeview Courthouse Case Lookup
Bridgeview Courthouse Parking
Currently, parking is free in the lot located on the north side of the courthouse. You can access this lot from 76th Avenue.
Bridgeview Courthouse Public Transportation
Public transportation can be used to reach the Bridgeview Courthouse. Call the RTA Travel Information Center at (312) 836-7000 or TDD/TTY (312) 836-4949 to get current routes for ADA Paratransit, CTA, METRA or PACE Bus, or visit their website.
Bridgeview Courthouse Directions
Get directions to 10220 S. 76th Avenue, Bridgeview, Illinois 60453
Bridgeview Courthouse Lawyers
It is important to select a lawyer anytime you need to appear in court. Lawyers are your advocates in court and can help you navigate the complexities of the court system. Your lawyer can help you know what needs to be done to successfully handle your case. Dennis Dwyer handles all types of criminal cases and has frequently appeared in court at the Bridgeview Courthouse. If you have a criminal matter, contact Dennis Dwyer today to discuss your case .