Press Releases

November 14, 2022 - 17th Circuit Court to Celebrate National Adoption Day

November 14, 2022 - Winnebago County Drug Court to Celebrate 50th Graduation

November 8, 2022 - Winnebago County Courthouse Update - Court Operations Resume

November 7, 2022 - One of the Winnebago County Courthouses to Remain Closed on Tuesday, November 8

November 6, 2022 - One of the Winnebago County Courthouses to be Closed on Monday, November 7

September 27, 2022 - October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

September 1, 2022 - Deputy Court Administrator Kimberly Ackmann Earns National Recognition from Institute for Court Management

August 3, 2022 - 17th Circuit Judges Help Students Prepare for School Year

July 11, 2022 - Illinois Supreme Court Assigned Judge Eugene Doherty as Fourth District Appellate Justice

July 6, 2022 - Winnebago County TIP Court Celebrates 32nd Graduation Ceremony

June 6, 2022 - 17th Circuit Selects Tamika R. Walker as New Associate Judge

May 4, 2022 - Candidates for Associate Judge Position Announced

April 14, 2022 - 17th Judicial Circuit Family Violence Coordinating Council Hosts "Hands Around the Courthouse" Community Awareness Event

March 31, 2022 - Posting of Associate Judgeship

March 29, 2022 - Retirement of Associate Judge Mary Linn Green

February 25, 2022 - 17th Judicial Circuit Court Amends Mask Policy Effective Feb. 28

February 3, 2022 - Attorney Kathryn J. Cross Selected as Boone County Public Defender 

January 28, 2022 - Judge Donna Honzel and Taryn Marko Selected for Winnebago County Juvenile Justice Council Leadership Roles 

Janaury 19, 2022 - 17th Judicial Circuit Court Encourages Virtual Attendance for Court Hearings

January 12, 2022 - 17th Circuit Selects Todd A. Ramlow as New Associate Judge

January 7, 2022 - Candidates for Boone County Public Defender Position Announced

December 17, 2021 - 17th Circuit Selects Erin B. Buhl as New Associate Judge

December 17, 2021 - Notice of Vacancy Posted for Boone County Public Defender

December 16, 2021 - 17th Judicial Circuit Problem-Solving Courts Receive $1,042,899 in Grant Awards for FY 2022

December 10, 2021 - Judicial Candidates for Associate Judge Position Announced

November 15, 2021 - Winnebago County Drug Court to Celebrate 48th Graduation

November 9, 2021 - Judicial Candidates for Associate Judge Position Announced

November 8, 2021 - Posting of Associate Judgeship

October 28, 2021 - 17th Judicial Circuit Court to Celebrate National Adoption Month

October 20, 2021 - Retirement of Associate Judge Joseph J. Bruce

October 6, 2021 - Retirement of Associate Judge John H. Young and Posting of Associate Judgeship

October 5, 2021 - 17th Judicial Circuit Selects Next Chief Judge

October 4, 2021 - 17th Judicial Circuit Court Receives Research and Evaluation Grant

September 16, 2021 - 17th Judicial Circuit Court Launches Eviction Mediation Program

September 13, 2021 - 17th Judicial Circuit Court Releases Podcast

September 8, 2021 - Winnebago County Circuit Court Receives Justice for Families Grant Award

August 27, 2021 - 17th Judicial Circuit Court Returns to Universal Masking

July 28, 2021 - 17th Judical Circuit Court to Relax Social Distancing Requirements

June 24, 2021 - Associate Judge Donna R. Honzel Receives Winnebago County Bar Association Award

June 18, 2021 - 17th Circuit Courthouses are Open June 18, 2021

June 8, 2021 - 17th Circuit Judge Joseph G. McGraw Appointed to FVCC Steering Committee

May 27, 2021 - 17th Circuit Requires Masks for Unvaccinated Patrons

May 14, 2021 - Masking Still Required in Court Facilities

March 30, 2011 - Attorney Nick E. Zimmerman Selected as Winnebago County Public Defender

March 11, 2021 - 17th Circuit Judges "Visit" Area Classrooms

January 28, 2021 - Retirement of Winnebago County Public Defender David J. Doll

January 5, 2021 - 17th Circuit Court Sets Plans to Resume Jury Trials

November 18, 2020 - Debbie Jarvis Appointed to the ILSC Probation Policy Advisory Board

November 17, 2020 - 17th Circuit Remains Open, Pauses Jury Trials

May 23, 2020 - First COVID-19 Case Reported at Winnebago County Juvenile Detention Center

May 21, 2020 - 17th Circuit Plans June 1st Reopening

April 29, 2020 - Court Extends Reduced Operations

April 6, 2020 - Reduced Court Operations Continue

March 24, 2020 - Circuit Court Cancels Trials in Winnebago and Boone County

March 19, 2020 - Winnebago County Court Offering Online Option for Emergency Protection Orders

March 17, 2020 - Court Formalizes Activity Reduction Measures Through April 20, 2020

March 16, 2020 - Court Pauses Civil and Family Cases, Plans to Reduce Criminal and Juvenile Cases

March 15, 2020 - Circuit Court Announces Status of Court for Monday, March 16th

March 12, 2020 - Court Remains Open, Takes Precautions

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