The Cook County, Illinois court system is geographically divided into six districts. The Sixth Municipal District covers the south suburbs of Cook County. Specifically, District 6 includes the following municipalities:
- Blue Island
- Calumet City
- Calumet Park
- Chicago Heights
- Country Club Hills
- East Hazel Crest
- Ford Heights
- Hazel Crest
- Olympia Fields
- Park Forest
- Richton Park
- Sauk Village
- South-Chicago Heights
- South Holland
- The Townships of Bloom, Bremen, Calumet, Rich, and Thornton
If a ticket or arrest occurs in these municipalities, the case is like to be heard at the Markham Courthouse.
Location of the Markham Courthouse
The Markham Courthouse is located at 16501 South Kedzie Parkway, Markham, Illinois 60428. It is just west of the 294 Tri-State Tollway and just north of the I-80 Expressway.
Getting Around the Markham Courthouse
There is free parking at the Markham Courthouse located just south of the building. You’ll enter the courthouse from the main entrance directly across from the parking lot. You must pass metal detectors and security to enter. As of the date of this writing, you are permitted to bring cell phones into the courthouse.
Once you’ve passed security, you will want to find your courtroom. The 100 level rooms are on the first floor and 200 level rooms are on the second floor. Room 098 is located down the stairs in the basement. Most traffic cases are held in either 098 or upstairs on the 200 level. The Office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court is located on the first floor just to the right of the main entrance. You can also contact the Markham Clerk at (708) 232-4551.
Traffic Cases in the Markham Courthouse
There are many types of civil and criminal cases heard in Markham. This includes traffic cases like petty tickets, but also misdemeanor traffic offenses such as aggravated speeding, reckless driving, and driving under the influence. Additionally, felony DUIs and felony suspended license offenses may be heard at the Markham Courthouse.
Hiring a Lawyer for Court in Markham
Each courthouse has their own rules and processes. Some of these are written, but many are unwritten. Knowing how to make the rules work in your favor or how to use the process to your advantage can make the difference for your case.
Driver Defense Team defends hundreds of tickets and cases in Markham each year. A traffic defense lawyer from our team is in Markham nearly every day. To discuss your traffic case in Markham, contact us for a free, no-hassle consultation.