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Due to a fire that occurred during the evening of Saturday, November 5, the Winnebago County Courthouse building, located at 400 West State Street, Rockford, Illinois 61101 will REMAIN CLOSED with virtual/zoom scheduling availability for select courtrooms. In addition to virtual scheduling, some proceedings may be moved from the Winnebago County Courthouse to the Criminal Justice Center.

The Winnebago County Criminal Justice Center (CJC) located at 650 West State Street, Rockford, Illinois and the Winnebago County Juvenile Justice Center located at 211 South Court Street, Rockford, Illinois 61101 REMAIN OPEN and all hearings in these two buildings remain set as scheduled. Individuals who have court appearances scheduled in the Criminal Justice Center (Courtrooms A, B, C, or D) or in the Juvenile Justice Center (Courtrooms 1, 2, or 3) should attend court as scheduled.

A Virtual Courtroom Directory is available.  Only parties to cases should attempt to join a virtual courtroom.   Public access to Virtual Courtroom proceedings is made available via our YouTube Livestream Directory.

Effective Monday, November 28, 2022, Winnebago County Traffic Cases will be heard in the Kids' Place Room on the first floor of the Winnebago County Criminal Justice Center, 650 West State Street, Rockford, Illinois 61102.  Please watch a 6 minute video to prepare for Traffic Court.   Por favor mire el video de 6 minutos para prepararse para el Tribunal de Tráfico

Schedule for Judges Assigned in the Winnebago County Courthouse-

Monday, December 5, 2022 -

Courtroom

Judge

AM Docket

PM Docket

125

Tamika R. Walker

1st Floor CJC

“Kids Place”
(Use 125 Meeting ID)

-

209

John S. Lowry

-

-

216

Todd A. Ramlow

-

-

217

Janet R. Holmgren

-

-

311

Philip J. Nicolosi

-

Juvenile Justice Center Courtroom 2

314

Gwyn Gulley

Virtual Call Only

(Use 314 Meeting ID)

-

315

John T. Gibbons

Virtual Call Only

-

316

Ronald A. White

Courtroom B

(Use 316 Meeting ID)

-

317

Debra D. Schafer

-

-

412

Lisa R. Fabiano

Jury Trial

Virtual Call Only & Jury Trial (2:00 case)

426

Ronald A. Barch

Virtual Court Only

Virtual Court Only

451 / Orders of Protection and Evictions in 467

Donald P. Shriver

Courtroom C

(Use 467 Meeting ID)

Courtroom A

(Use 467 Meeting ID)

455 / Orders of Protection in 467

Joseph P. Bruscato

Virtual Call Only

Virtual Call Only

459 / Orders of Protection in 125

Steven L. Nordquist 

-

-

467

Rotating

Courtroom C

(Use 467 Meeting ID)

Courtroom A

(Use 467 Meeting ID)

478

Randy Wilt

Courtroom D

(Use 478 Meeting ID)

Courtroom D

(Use 478 Meeting ID)

C Special Note

Jennifer Clifford

Juvenile Justice Center Courtroom 2

-

 

Tuesday, December 6, 2022 -

 

Courtroom

Judge

AM Docket

PM Docket

125

Tamika R. Walker

1st Floor CJC

“Kids Place”

(Use 125 Meeting ID)

1st Floor CJC

“Kids Place”

(Use 125 Meeting ID)

209

John S. Lowry

-

-

216

Todd A. Ramlow

-

-

217

Janet R. Holmgren

Juvenile Justice Center Courtroom 2

-

311

Philip J. Nicolosi

Courtroom B

(Use 311 Meeting ID)

Courtroom D

(Use 311 Meeting ID)

314

Gwyn Gulley

Virtual Call Only

Virtual Call Only

315

John T. Gibbons

Virtual Call Only

-

316

Ronald A. White

Courtroom D

(Use 316 Meeting ID)

-

317

Debra D. Schafer

-

-

412

Lisa R. Fabiano

Jury Trial

Jury Trial

426

Ronald A. Barch

Virtual Call Only

Virtual Call Only

451 / Orders of Protection and Evictions in 467

Donald P. Shriver

-

Virtual Call Only

455 / Orders of Protection in 467

Joseph P. Bruscato

-

Virtual Call Only

459 / Orders of Protection in 125

Steven L. Nordquist 

-

-

467

Rotating

Courtroom C

(Use 467 Meeting ID)

-

478

Randy Wilt

Jury Trial (Boone)

Jury Trial (Boone)

D Special Note

Brendan A. Maher

-

Juvenile Justice Center Courtroom 2

 

Wednesday, December 7, 2022 -

Courtroom

Judge

AM Docket

PM Docket

125

Tamika R. Walker

1st Floor CJC

“Kids Place”

(Use 125 Meeting ID)

-

209

John S. Lowry

-

-

216

Todd A. Ramlow

-

-

217

Janet R. Holmgren

-

Courtroom C

(Use PSC Meeting ID)

311

Philip J. Nicolosi

-

-

314

Gwyn Gulley

Virtual Call Only

Virtual Call Only

315

John T. Gibbons

Virtual Call Only

-

316

Ronald A. White

Courtroom B

(Use 316 Meeting ID)

-

317

Debra D. Schafer

Juvenile Justice Center Courtroom 2

(Use 317 Meeting ID)

-

412

Lisa R. Fabiano

Virtual Call Only and Jury Trial in Boone

Jury Trial in Boone

426

Ronald A. Barch

Virtual Call Only

Courtroom B at 3:30 pm

(Use 426 Meeting ID)

451 / Orders of Protection and Evictions in 467

Donald P. Shriver

Virtual Call Only

(use 467 Meeting ID)

Virtual Call Only

455 / Orders of Protection in 467

Joseph P. Bruscato

Virtual Call Only

Virtual Call Only

459 / Orders of Protection in 125

Steven L. Nordquist 

-

-

467

Rotating

Virtual Call Only

(Use 467 Meeting ID)

-

478

Randy Wilt

Possible Jury Trial continuation

-

 

Thursday, December 8, 2022 -

Courtroom

Judge

AM Docket

PM Docket

125

Tamika R. Walker

1st Floor CJC

“Kids Place”

(Use 125 Meeting ID)

1st Floor CJC

“Kids Place”

(Use 125 Meeting ID)

209

John S. Lowry

Juvenile Justice Center Courtroom 1 at 11am

(Use 209 Meeting ID)

-

216

Todd A. Ramlow

-

-

217

Janet R. Holmgren

-

-

311

Philip J. Nicolosi

Courtroom B

(Use 311 Meeting ID)

Courtroom C

(Use 311 Meeting ID)

314

Gwyn Gulley

Virtual Call Only

Virtual Call Only

315

John T. Gibbons

Virtual Call Only

Courtroom A

(Use 315 Meeting ID)

316

Ronald A. White

Courtroom C

(Use 316 Meeting ID)

-

317

Debra D. Schafer

-

-

412

Lisa R. Fabiano

Virtual Call Only & Jury Trial

Virtual Call Only & Jury Trial

426

Ronald A. Barch

Virtual Call Only

3:30 pm Juvenile Justice Center Courtroom 1

(Use 426 Meeting ID)

451 / Orders of Protection and Evictions in 467

Donald P. Shriver

-

-

455 / Orders of Protection in 467

Joseph P. Bruscato

-

4:15 pm Courtroom B

(Use 455 Meeting ID)

459 / Orders of Protection in 125

Steven L. Nordquist 

-

-

467

Rotating

-

-

478

Randy Wilt

-

Juvenile Justice Center 2

(use 478 Meeting ID)

Courtroom C special note

Jennifer Clifford

Virtual Only (Use C Meeting ID)

-

 

Friday, December 9, 2022 -

Courtroom

Judge

AM Docket

PM Docket

125

Tamika R. Walker

1st Floor CJC

“Kids Place”

(Use 125 Meeting ID)

-

209

John S. Lowry

11:00 am Courtroom B

(Use 209 Meeting ID)

-

216

Todd A. Ramlow

-

-

217

Janet R. Holmgren

Courtroom A

(Use PSC Meeting ID)

-

311

Philip J. Nicolosi

Juvenile Justice Center Courtroom 2

(Use 311 Meeting ID)

Courtroom A

(Use 311 Meeting ID)

314

Gwyn Gulley

Virtual Call Only

Virtual Call Only

315

John T. Gibbons

Virtual Call Only

-

316

Ronald A. White

Courtroom B

(use 315 Meeting ID)

-

317

Debra D. Schafer

-

Virtual Call Only (Kids Place in CJC)

412

Lisa R. Fabiano

Virtual Call Only

-

426

Ronald A. Barch

Virtual Call Only

-

451 / Orders of Protection and Evictions in 467

Donald P. Shriver

-

-

455 / Orders of Protection in 467

Joseph P. Bruscato

Juvenile Justice Center Courtroom 3 (Use 467 Meeting ID)

Juvenile Justice Center Courtroom 3 (Use 467 Meeting ID)

459 / Orders of Protection in 125

Steven L. Nordquist 

-

-

467

Rotating

Juvenile Justice Center Courtroom 3 (Use 467 Meeting ID)

Juvenile Justice Center Courtroom 3 (Use 467 Meeting ID)

478

Randy Wilt

-

-

 

Individuals seeking emergency orders of protection in Winnebago County may come to the Winnebago County Criminal Justice Center for in person assistance or make use of the Court’s online request system.  A temporary Domestic Violence Assistance Center is open on the 1st floor of the Criminal Justice Center

Ongoing announcements and scheduling changes will continue be posted on the Court’s website. 

During regular business hours, contact the Winnebago County Circuit Clerk's Office at 815-319-4500 for assistance with scheduling information.

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Case Scheduling Questions - 815-319-4500

Traffic Court cases are taking place in the Winnebago County Criminal Justice Center, 650 West State Street