Resources

This is a listing of all bonds set by the Court for a person who appeared in bond court at 2650 South California Avenue, Chicago,  on a particular day after April 6, 2020, while the courts are in a partial shutdown.  To search for an individual please look for the date that person was in bond court and open the pdf file for that day.  With the pdf open, scroll through the list of people who had were present on that day.

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If a minor is arrested and the case is referred to court, the youth officer will call the Juvenile Temporary Detention Center. A point system is used to determine if a minor must be held in detention before his first court appearance. The point system takes into account the seriousness of the charge and the minor’s history of delinquency.

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This guide is for persons who are charged with a felony offense and who are represented by an attorney from the Law Office of the Cook County Public Defender.

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Do you or somebody you know need help with services such as food, education, housing, health care, child care, transit, work, or finance. The Health Connection Hub is accessible at https://healthconnectionhub.org. By entering your zip code in the search box, you can find listings of available services in that area.

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If you are looking for a job, housing, or legal immigration status, it may be necessary to have a clean criminal history. Some limited records can be removed from public searches by expungement or sealing

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The links below will offer information to help you find out how and where to visit or contact a loved one who is in custody.

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The Cook County Public Defender’s Office does not handle every type of legal matter. Further, a judge must appoint the Office to represent a defendant based on financial need. Even if the Public Defender’s Office is not appointed to your case, there are many local organizations that provide free or low cost representation and assistance.

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