- Jurors have two (2) options of obtaining their individual reporting instructions.
- Telephone system: 815.727.8930 or 888.505.8938. Our phone system will require you to enter your 6 digit identification number using the touch tone key pad on your telephone.
- Website: www.willcountyijuror.com, requires your 6 digit identification number, your electronic signature number (this information can be found on your Summons for Jury Service) and your date of birth.
Starting after 4:30 p.m. on the Friday, prior to your report date, or anytime during the weekend, you must contact one of our automated systems to receive your current reporting instructions.
- If you are not instructed to report in the morning, go to work and check your status again at 12:00 noon for a possible afternoon report time of 1:30 p.m.
- Both automated systems are operational 24 hours daily. Jurors have an obligation to contact the juror response systems twice daily to receive correct reporting instructions.
- If you are not able to leave your job mid-day contact the Jury Commission office at once to request a day's notice.
Direct all questions to the Jury Commission regarding your juror service, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. on business days. To best serve you, due to high call volume, our office suggests that you call regarding general information Tuesday through Friday.
Emergency: When reporting for Jury Duty, for emergencies you may be reached at 1.815.727.8612 or 8613.
Security: You will be required to pass through a Magnetometer. All items carried will need to go through an X-ray machine. The following items are prohibited in the Courthouse: audio recorders, cameras, camera phones, chemical sprays, firearms, laptops with audio or video capability, ipods etc., knives, large scissors, metal belts, video recorders and work tools. Due to security regulations you will be asked to return to your vehicle any item which could be used as a potential weapon.
The Court can only pay or give credit for the days that you are actually at the Courthouse. On all days when your attendance is not required, you should resume your normal work schedule (work, etc.)
The number of hours will vary each day you are here. If not serving on a trial, you will be asked to report between 8:30 and 10:00 a.m. and will be excused for lunch at approximately 12:00 noon. Occasionally, the Court may order you to appear in the afternoon. You will be dismissed for the day after all Court orders have been filled. This normally will be 4:00 p.m. and usually earlier. If you are serving on a trial, your arrival, lunch, breaks and departure times will be set by the trial judge.
There are may types of restaurants within easy walking distance from the Courthouse. The Courthouse does have vending machines located on the 1st floor.
You will be paid approximately ten (10) working days after the completion of the term. If you are sitting on an extended trial, you will receive your checks at one week intervals. If proof of service is required by your employer you may ask the Jury Commission for documentation stating actual days of service.Jurors are not permitted to witness any trials in session while on jury service. Once you have completed your jury service term you may visit any courtroom you choose at any time.
Jury duty in Will County is for one week or length of trial. (Jurors must call in everyday at 12 noon and after 4:30 p.m. for the length of your Jury Service)