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STATE OF ILLINOIS

) S.S.
COUNTY OF WILL )

 

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT WILL COUNTY, ILLINOIS

 

ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER NO. 15-35 ASSIGNMENT ORDER

 

This Order is effective January 4, 2016.

 

The following Judges are assigned to the following divisions at the times herein indicated: 

 

DIVISION 1: CRIMINAL FELONI ES: Circuit Judge Daniel J. Rozak, Presiding

 

All cases within this division are transferable between the judges assigned without written assignment order by the Chief Judge, and all cases wherein substitutions or recusals may occur will be reassigned by the Presiding  Judge without having to be referred to the Chief  Judge.

 

(A):    Circuit Judges Daniel J.  Rozak (Courtroom  405),  Amy  M.  Bertani-Tomczak (Courtroom 404), David M. Carlson (Courtroom 402), Sarah F. Jones {Courtroom 406), Carla J. Alessio Policandriotes {Courtroom 407), Carmen J. Goodman {Courtroom 401), Daniel L. Kennedy {Courtroom 400) and Associate Judge Edward A. Burmila (Courtroom 403) are assigned to hear Felony Division Court calls. It is contemplated that Judges Rozak, Bertani­ Tomczak, Carlson, Jones, Policandriotes and Kennedy will each have a regular daily Court call, including motions on cases assigned to them. All Criminal Felony calls shall start at 9:30 a.m., Monday through Friday with the exception of Courtrooms 405 and 403 which shall start at 9:00 a.m. Felony arraignments and preliminary hearings will be heard at 9:00 a.m. in Courtroom 405 Monday through Friday. All Drug Court referrals will be referred to Judge Jones for assignment in Courtroom 406 at 1:30 p.m. each Thursday. All Veterans and Servicemembers Court and Adult Redeploy Illinois Court referrals will be referred to Judge Policandriotes for assignment in Courtroom 407 at 1:30 p.m. each Wednesday. Overflow felony bench and jury trials, pretrial motions, petitions to revoke, and pleas will be heard by Judge Goodman (Courtroom 401). Domestic violence bench and jury trials, including related pretrial and post-trial matters and motions, except domestic violence cases filed as a lesser charge to one or more additional offenses, will be heard by Judge Burmila {Courtroom 403).

 

(B): CASES BROUGHT UNDER THE I LLINOIS POST CONVICTION ACT will be brought to the attention of the Presiding Judge of the Criminal Felony Division within twenty-four (24) hours of filing, The Presiding Judge will assign them to the original trial judge or, if that is not possible, to some other judge in the Criminal Felony Division.

 

 DIVISION 2: CIVIL: Circuit Judge Bobbi N. Petrungaro, Presiding

 All cases within this division are transferable between the judges assigned without written assignment order by the Chief Judge, and all cases wherein substitutions or recusals may occur will be reassigned by the Presiding Judge without having to be referred to the Chief Judge and it is contemplated that Judges Petrungaro, O'Leary, Anderson, Powers, Barrett, Rossi,Jarz and Rickmon will be able to substitute for each other on their respective Court calls when one of them is not available without written Assignment Order by the Chief Judge.

(A): CIVIL JURY: Circuit Judges Bobbi N. Petrungaro (Courtroom 117, Will County Court Annex, (Annex), 57 N. Ottawa St., Joliet), Susan T. O'Leary (Annex 227), Michael J. Powers (Annex 201), Raymond E. Rossi (Annex 129) and Associate Judges Brian E. Barrett (Annex 311) and Roger D. Rickmon (Courtroom 100, Will County Courthouse).  Judge Powers is assigned to hear pretrial conferences (Monday, Wednesday and Thursday). Judge Powers is assigned to hear motions on Law Jury cases. The Civil Motion call shall begin at 9:00 a.m. Monday through Friday at Annex 201. Judge Petrungaro will assign cases for trial within the division on Friday at 9:00 a.m. and hear motions on Friday at 9:30 a.m. at Annex 117. Jury Trials shall commence at 9:00 a.m. Judge Rickmon will hear cases as assigned by the Presiding Judge, including jury,  non-jury, eminent domain, condemnation and small claims.

(B): LAW NON-JURY OVER $50,000, CHANCERY, MISCELLANEOUS REMEDY (OTHER THAN FILINGS OF THE RESIDENTS OF THE ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF   CORRECTIONS AND CASES BROUGHT UNDER THE DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ACT) AND TAX CASES: Circuit  Judge  John C. Anderson (Annex 236).  Motions will be heard at 9:00 a.m. Trials will be scheduled daily at 10:00 a.m. and are to be set on motion.   The Court will schedule pretrial settlement conferences daily at 10:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. and at such other times that are available.

Mortgage Foreclosure cases will be heard by Associate Judge Brian E. Barrett (Annex 311) and scheduled as follows: 

All mortgage foreclosures brought by Pierce and Associates will be heard on Tuesdays at 1:30 p.m. All mortgage foreclosures brought by Codilis and Associates will be heard on Wednesdays at 1:00 p.m. All mortgage foreclosures brought by Heavner, Scott, Beyers & Mihlar, LLC., Hauselman, Rappin & Olswang, Ltd., and Law Office of Russell C. Wirbicki, (not to exceed 60 cases per day), will be heard on Thursdays at 9:00 a.m. All mortgage foreclosures brought by Shapiro, Kreisman & Associates, LLC and Ira Nevel and Associates will be heard on Thursdays at 1:30 p.m.   All mortgage foreclosures brought by Freedman, Anselmo, Lindberg, LLC. will be heard on Fridays at 9:00 a.m. (not to exceed 35 cases per day).

 

Motions filed by Pierce and Associates seeking confirmation of Sheriff's Sales shall be heard on Tuesday mornings at 9:00 a.m. or as otherwise set by the Judge. Motions filed by Codilis and Associates seeking confirmation of Sheriff's Sales shall be heard on Wednesdays at 1:00 p.m. or as otherwise set by the Judges.

 

All cases not otherwise assigned shall be heard on Mondays at 9:00 a.m. (total of all cases not to exceed 20) and Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays at 1:30 p.m. (total of all cases each day not to exceed 20 cases per firm and 60 cases per day).

 

Courtroom Annex 311 shall be reserved for special settings as determined by Presiding Judge Petrungaro and Judge Barrett on Wednesday morning.

 

No other matters are to be scheduled or accepted for hearing at these times, except as set by the Court. Contested hearings and other matters will be specially set by the Court.  

(C): ARBITRATI ON (ARBITRATION ELIGIBLE CIVIL FILINGS BETWEEN $10,000 AND $50,000): Circuit Judge Bobbi N. Petrungaro (Annex 117) is assigned Supervising Judge of Arbitration and shall hear all matters relating to Mandatory Arbitration in Courtroom 117 at 1:30 p.m.

 

(D):  PROBATE, ADOPTION, TRUANCY AND DRUG COURT:  Circuit Judge J. Jeffrey

Allen (Courtroom 2, River Valley Justice Center, (River Valley), 3200 W. McDonough St., Joliet). The Probate call will be heard Monday through Friday at 9:00 a.m. Hearings will be heard Tuesday through Friday at 1:30 p.m.  Adoptions will be heard every Monday at 1:30 p.m. Truancies will be heard on the third Monday of each month at 2:30 p.m. Drug Court will be heard on the first Wednesday of each month at 3:00 p.m. All cases on this call are transferable between Judges Allen and Gomora without written Assignment Order by the Chief Judge.

 

(E): MENTAL HEALTH HEARINGS: Associate Judge Elizabeth Hoskins Dow. Cases set for status are held Thursday at 9:00 a.m. in Courtroom 301. Hearings are held on Friday at 9:00 a.m. at Presence St. Joseph Medical Center or Silver Cross Hospital. 

(F):       SMALL CLAIMS (ALL SUPPLEMENTAL  CIVIL PROCEEDINGS, i.e., WAGE DEDUCTIONS, GARNISHMENTS, ETC.): Associate Judge Theodore J. Jarz (Courtroom 111). Small Claims shall start at 9:00 a.m., Monday through Friday. Motions shall be heard at 10:30 a.m., Monday through Friday. Trials shall be heard at 1:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. All returns in Forcible Entry & Detainer cases are returnable at 9:00 a.m., Monday through Friday, and set for trial as determined by Judge Jarz.   All wage deduction or garnishment proceedings brought by Harris and Harris will be heard on the second Tuesday of each month at 9:00 a.m., not to exceed 100 cases per day.

 

DIVISION 3: JUVENILE DELINQUENCY/JUVENILE ABUSE AND NEGLECT CASES: Circuit

Judge Paula A. Gomora, Presiding (Courtroom 1, River Valley). Juvenile Court shall start at 9:00 a.m., Monday through Friday. Abuse/Neglect Permanency Review Hearings will be heard at 11:00 a.m., Monday through Friday. Delinquency and Abuse/Neglect trials will be set at 1:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

 

All conflict attorneys practicing in the Juvenile Division of the Public Defender's office shall be present before Judge Gomora daily. All cases on this call are transferable between Judges Gomora and Allen without written Assignment Order by the Chief Judge.

 

DIVISION 4:  MISDEMEANOR JURY CALL. BUILDING CODE ENFORCEMENT AND HOUSING COURT AND MENTAL HEALTH COURT: Circuit Judge Daniel D. Rippy, Presiding

 

All cases within this division are transferable between the judges assigned without written assignment order by the Chief Judge, and all cases wherein substitutions or recusals may occur will be reassigned by the Presiding Judge without having to be referred to the Chief Judge.

 

(A): Circuit Judge Daniel D. Rippy (Courtroom 304) and Associate Judges Rick A. Mason (Courtroom 303), Raymond A. Nash (Courtroom 302) and Chrystel L. Gavlin (Courtroom 314) shall hear all hearings and proceedings relating to all misdemeanors and alcohol-related traffic violations, aggravated traffic offenses (including driving while license revoked, driving while license suspended, reckless driving, fleeing and eluding, and leaving the scene of an accident), and summary suspension cases. The morning calls shall commence at 9:00 a.m. and the afternoon calls at 1:30 p.m. On an overflow basis and subject to her schedule; trials, summary suspension hearings and related matters will be heard by Circuit Judge Carmen J. Goodman (Courtroom 401). Domestic violence and violations of Orders of Protection, bench and jury trials, including related pretrial and post­ trial matters and motions, will be heard by Associate Judge Edward A. Burmila (Courtroom 403).

 

Tickets for said violations and any traffic violations written as misdemeanor offenses wherein an officer gives a return date shall be made returnable in the following fashion:

 

If the last name of the defendant begins with A through E of the alphabet, they shall be returnable to Courtroom 302 at 9:00 a.m.  If the last name of the defendant begins with F through K of the alphabet, they shall be returnable to Courtroom 303 at 9:00 a.m. If the last  name  of  the  defendant  begins with  L  through  Q of  the  alphabet,  they  shall  be returnable to Courtroom 304 at 9:00 a.m. If the last name of the defendant begins with R through Z of the alphabet, they shall be returnable to Courtroom 314 at 9:00 a.m.

 

(B): MISDEMEANOR NON JURY ARRAIGNMENTS IN MISDEMEANORS, BOND COURT, (FELONY FIRST APPEARANCE PRIOR TO INDICTMENT OR INFORMATION). AND FELONY PRELIMINARY HEARINGS: Associate Judge Bennett J. Braun (Courtroom 305). This call shall commence at 9:00 a.m. and all status hearings for cases disposed of by plea or guilty verdicts in Courtrooms 302, 303, 304 and 314. In addition, bond returns and custody bond settings shall be heard in Courtroom 305 at the 1:30 p.m. call.

 

All local/municipal status files will be heard in the courtroom from which they originated.

 

The City of Joliet Housing Call and the Will County Zoning Building Code Enforcement call shall be heard on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month at 1:30 p.m. in Courtroom 401 by Judge Goodman.

 

Mental Health Court shall be heard on Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. by Judge Osterberger.

 

(C): BRANCH COURTS SCHEDULE I: Associate Judge Matthew A. Bertani.  On days when Branch Court I is not in session, the Judge will be assigned on an as needed basis, including divorce prove-ups.

 

(D): BRANCH COURTS SCHEDULE II: Associate Judge M. Thomas Carney. On days when Branch Court II is not in session, the Judge will be assigned on an as needed basis, including divorce prove-ups.

 

(E): TRAFFI C: Associate Judge Arkadiusz "Art" Z. Smigielski (Courtroom 121). Regular traffic calls shall commence at 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. daily. Pay due matters and motions will be heard Monday through Friday at 10:00 a.m. Overweight and other commercial traffic violation cases will be heard on the third Tuesday of each month at 1:00

p.m. Will County Collection cases will be heard on the fourth Friday of each month at 1:00 p.m.

 

(F): FILINGS OF INCARCERATED INDIVIDUALS, INCLUDING RESIDENTS OF THE ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS, INCLUDING MANDAMUS, HABEAS CORPUS, MISCELLANEOUS REMEDY AND LAW CASES: Associate Judge Bennett J. Braun (Courtroom 305). The filings of incarcerated individuals, including residents of the Illinois Department of Corrections call shall take place at 10:30 a.m. on the fourth Thursday of the month and at 10:30 a.m. on the second Friday of the month.

 

(G): CIVIL ASSET FORFEITURES: Circuit Judge Carmen J. Goodman (Courtroom 401) at 9:00 a.m.; or as determined by the Judges within the division.   This call will be heard on


the following dates:   January 13, January 27, February 10, February 24, March 9, March 23, April 13, April 27, May 11, May 25, June 8, June 22, July 13, July 27, August 10, August 24, September 14, September 28, October 12, October 26, November 9, November 23, December 14 and December 28. For return purposes, all returns should be made to Courtroom 401.

 

DIVISION 5: FAMILY: Associate Judge Robert P. Brumund, Presiding

 

All cases within this division are transferable between the judges assigned without written assignment order by the Chief Judge, and all cases wherein substitutions or recusals may occur will be reassigned by the Presiding Judge without having to be referred to the Chief Judge.

 

(A): DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE, DECLARATION OF INVALIDITY OF MARRIAGE, CHILD CUSTODY PROCEEDI NGS AND ALL POST DECREE MATTERS ARI SING FROM THE ABOVE CASES: Associate Judges Robert P. Brumund (Courtroom 312), Dinah L. Archambeault (Courtroom 313), Domenica A. Osterberger (Courtroom 308), David Garcia (Courtroom 307) and Victoria M. Kennison (Courtroom 306).

 

Motions, case management conferences, status calls, prove-ups, grounds hearings, status hearings and contested pre and post decree motions shall be heard Monday through Friday mornings. Trials involving remaining issues, custody, visitation, removals and post decree matters requiring extended testimony shall be heard at 1:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Pretrials shall be heard at 1:30 p.m. on Friday and at such other times as are scheduled by the Court.

 

(B):     PATERNITY, NON-SUPPORT AND RELATED MATTERS PROSECUTED BY THE ILLINOIS ATTORNEY GENERAL'S OFFICE: Associate Judge Jessica Colon-Sayre (Courtroom 300) and Associate Judge Elizabeth Hoskins Dow (Courtroom 301) will hear the Attorney General Support Enforcement calls on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday at 9:00 a.m. in Courtrooms 300 and 301. All files will be assigned at the direction of the Family Division Presiding Judge.

 

Motions, case management conferences, status calls, status hearings and contested motions shall be heard Monday through Friday at 9:00 a.m.

(C): STATE' S ATTORNEY SUPPORT ENFORCEMENT CALL: Associate Judge  Elizabeth Hoskins  Dow  (Courtroom  301) will  hear  the  State's Attorney  Support  Enforcement  call on Wednesday at 9:00 a.m. in Courtroom 301.

 

Motions, case management conferences, status calls, status hearings and contested motions shall be heard Wednesday at 9:00 a.m.


(D): ORDERS OF PROTECTION: Associate Judge Jessica Colon-Sayre (Courtroom 300) and Associate Judge Elizabeth Hoskins Dow (Courtroom 301). Emergency Orders of Protection will be heard at all times when Court is in session.  Plenary Orders and extensions of Emergency Orders will be heard Monday through Friday at 9:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. All files will be assigned at the direction of the Family Division Presiding Judge. It is understood that persons may apply for Orders of Protection at any time that Court is in session.

 

(E):      FAMILY  MATTERS  ORIGINATING  FROM  THE  I LLINOIS  DEPARTMENT    OF CORRECTIONS: Associate Judge Jessica Colon-Sayre (Courtroom 300) shall hear filings for dissolution of marriage by residents of the Illinois Department of Corrections.

 

FLOATER: Associate Judge Kenneth L. Zelazo
FLOATER: Associate Judge Cory D. Lund

 

DATED THIS 14TH DAY OF DECEMBER, 2015.

 

  RICHARD C. SCHOENSTEDT, CHIEF JUDGE

 

Distribution:

 

Circuit Clerk (original); Judges; County Offices, Police Departments, Village Prosecutors, Will County Bar Associations


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