Prosecution

The only matters prosecuted by the Village of Skokie's Corporation Counsel's Office are citations that have been issued by the Village of Skokie.

Quasi-Criminal Violations


The Corporation Counsel's Office is responsible for prosecuting violations of Village of Skokie codes, ordinances and non-serious traffic offenses contained in the Illinois Vehicle Code. These types of violations are legally categorized as quasi-criminal and as such there is no possibility of a judge sentencing an individual to jail for violating the local ordinance or vehicle code. The Cook County State's Attorney Office prosecutes criminal matters.

Citations


When there is an alleged violation, either a Skokie police officer or inspector issues the citation. The person receiving the citation becomes the defendant in the matter. The citation will indicate to the defendant if:
  • A Court Date May Be Requested
  • a Mandatory Court Appearance is Assigned
  • a Prepayment Option is Available

Court Appearances


Court appearances are at the Circuit Court of Cook County, 2nd District facility located at 5600 Old Orchard Road, Skokie. The Circuit Court Clerk's phone number is 847-470-7250.

Village Administrative Hearing


In some instances, for violation of non-vehicle related matters the defendant may be assigned or request a Village Administrative Hearing date. The citation will indicate whether the Village's Administrative Hearing program will be the venue. Administrative Hearings are conducted at:
Village Hall
5127 Oakton Street
Skokie, IL 60077


Additional Information


Questions regarding Administrative Hearing can be directed to the Administrative Hearing Clerk at 847-933-8270.