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Courting trouble: Overcrowding and security concerns at Will County Courthouse

Published on Friday, June 27, 2014

Courting trouble: Overcrowding and security concerns at Will County Courthouse

Crowded conditions are the most obvious problem at the courthouse, but that’s only one of the reasons Chief Judge Richard Schoenstedt has pushed the county to construct a new judicial complex.

The four-story concrete structure on Jefferson Street was never designed to be a courthouse, and not a single courtroom meets the minimum standards set by the Illinois Supreme Court, which emphasize safety and security — Schoenstedt’s two other reasons for insisting on a new court facility.

When it was built in 1969, it housed all Will County offices, the county board chambers, six courtrooms and seven judges. The county’s population then was 175,000.

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