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  • Retirement of Judge John H. Young and Posting of Associate Judgeship 10-06-2021

    Associate Judge John H. Young has announced that he will retire from his position on January 3, 2022. Judge Young was appointed as an associate judge on April 3, 2007. During his tenure, he was assigned in both Winnebago and Boone Counties, but...

  • 17th Judicial Circuit Court Selects Next Chief Judge 10-05-2021

    The 17th Judicial Circuit has unanimously selected Judge John S. Lowry to serve as its next chief judge starting January 1, 2022. “The Circuit has made an excellent selection,” said current Chief Judge Eugene Doherty.  “Judge Lowry has the...

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Vacancy Notice - Associate Judge

The Illinois Supreme Court has authorized the posting of a notice of vacancy in the 17th Judicial Circuit for the office of assocaite judge.  Additional details are found in the Notice of Vacancy

Vacancy Notice - Residential Foreclosure Mediation Program Coordinator

The 17th Judicial Circuit Court is accepting applications to provide adminstrative services in connection with its Residential Foreclosure Mediation Program. 

Contract Position - Administrative Assistant to Juvenile Abuse and Neglect Guardians Ad Litem

The 17th Judicial Circuit Court is accepting applications for an independent contract position that provides administrative services for the court’s contract Guardians ad Litem, who represent the best interest of children in abuse and neglect court.   

 

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The mission of the Seventeenth Judicial Circuit Court is to serve the public by providing access to a fair and efficient system of justice in accordance with the law that fosters public trust and confidence.

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WINNEBAGO COUNTY
COURTHOUSE

400 W STATE ST, ROCKFORD, IL

winnebago county courthouse

WINNEBAGO COUNTY
CRIMINAL JUSTICE CENTER

650 W STATE ST, ROCKFORD, IL

winnebago county criminal justice center

WINNEBAGO COUNTY
JUVENILE JUSTICE CENTER

211 S COURT ST, ROCKFORD, IL

winnebago county juvenile justice center

BOONE COUNTY
COURTHOUSE

601 N MAIN ST, BELVIDERE, IL

boone county courthouse