As of yesterday, January 7, 2019, two Chicago Branch Courts have been officially closed. The courthouses were located at Belmont and Western and at 51st Street and Wentworth.
Misdemeanor cases from Belmont and Western (Branch 29), will now be heard at Branch 23, located at Grand and Central.
Felony cases from Belmont and Western (Branch 45), will now be heard at the Second Municipal District Courthouse located at 5600 Old Orchard Road in Skokie.
Cases that were previously heard at 51st and Wentworth will be divided up between the Branch courthouses located at 3150 W. Flournoy (Flournoy and Kedzie) and at 727 E. 111th Street. If you are not sure which courthouse to go to, call the criminal court clerk at (312) 603-4641.