Associate Judge Stephen E. Balogh
Assignment – Boone County Division
Administrative Support: Kristine Gibbons
Chambers Telephone: 815-547-8115
Chambers Facsimile: 815-547-9213
Boone County Courthouse
Courtroom 3 / Chambers 3
601 North Main Street
Belvidere, Illinois 61008
Before attending college, Judge Balogh was on active duty in the U.S. Marine Corps for three years and was honorably discharged as a sergeant. He obtained a bachelor of science from the University of Maryland and a juris doctor from the University of Illinois College of Law. Prior to his appointment to the bench on November 7, 2016, he was a partner with the Rockford, Illinois, law firm of WilliamsMcCarthy LLP, where he was part of the firm’s litigation group.
Most of the civil cases filed in Boone County are initially assigned to Judge Balogh. Except when in jury trials, Judge Balogh’s weekly schedule is as follows:
Monday: Judge set bench trials, hearings and pretrial conferences.
Tuesday: Probate, guardianship and tax foreclosure cases in the morning
Adoptions, foreclosures, and family law status hearings in the afternoon
Wednesday: Status and motions in family law matters w/attorneys in the morning
Status and motions in self-represented family matters from 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.
Prove-up of judgments of dissolutions (divorces) from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Thursday: Judge set bench trials, hearings and pretrial conferences
Friday: LA, CH, LM, MR and AR status and motions from 9:00 – 10:45 a.m.
Evictions from 10:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Judge set bench trials, hearings and pretrial conferences in the afternoon
Local Rules regarding motion practice
Local Rules regarding pretrial practice
General Orders regarding Family Law
Supreme Court Forms