Today's announcements are for 9-26-2022.

Probate Div.

MALONE, Daniel B., pj.
  DALEY CENTER
  50 W. WASHINGTON ST.
  Chicago, IL 60602
  Telephone (312)603-7545
MALONE, Daniel B., pj.
Presiding Judge
ROOM 1803-DALEY CENTER
50 W. WASHINGTON ST.
Chicago, IL 60602
Telephone: (312)603-7545
CAROL FALLON
Chief Deputy Clerk
ROOM 1202-DALEY CENTER
50 W. WASHINGTON ST.
Chicago, IL 60602
Telephone: (312)603-5694
TALITHA MILLER
Assistant Chief Deputy Clerk
ROOM 1202-DALEY CENTER
50 W. WASHINGTON ST.
Chicago, IL 60602
Telephone: (312)603-2486
General Info: (312)603-6441
        Instructions for Probate Division Virtual Hearings
        Effective September 19, 2022
In light of the 2020 global coronavirus pandemic, in order to protect the health and safety of the general public and the Court's Judges and employees, and in furtherance of the measures set forth in Cook County Circuit Court General Administrative Order No. 2020-02 (amended September 3, 2020), until further notice, cases filed in the Probate Division will be managed pursuant to the following Instructions for virtual hearings.
1. Accessing the Zoom Hearing
a. Each Judge will utilize an individual Zoom Account through which he/she may conduct the daily call.
b. The meeting ID will remain the same for each Calendar on each day. The meeting ID for each Calendar is as follows:
Calendar 1
Daniel Degnan
Zoom # 943-1309-9144
Password: 598-671
Calendar 2
Carolyn Gallagher
Zoom # 912-1199-9674
Password: 559-091
Calendar 7
Daniel Tiernan
Zoom # 937-7172-2336
Password: 655-983
Calendar 8
Kent Delgado
Zoom # 973-6333-0421
Password: 843-479
Calendar 9
Amee Alonso
Zoom # 958-0588-9933
Password: 871-226
Calendar 10
Aicha MacCarthy
Zoom # 974-8824-5324
Password: 574-056
Calendar 11
Terrence McGuire
Zoom # 949-9741-2923
Password: 620-250
Calendar 12
Jesse Outlaw
Zoom # 950-4590-0846
Password: 383-491
Calendar 13
Stephanie Miller
Zoom # 941-8836-9040
Password: 133-720
Calendar 14
Daniel Malone
Zoom # 824-9860-4014
Password: 935-124
Calendar 15
Shauna Boliker
Zoom # 987-1163-7423
Password: 277-091
Calendar 16
Susan Kennedy-Sullivan
Zoom # 982-6205-3371
Password: 328-621
Calendar 25
James Murphy
Zoom # 989-0553-5582
Password: 887-675
c. Participants will not be allowed to enter the meeting until the Host joins the meeting. The Host may be the Judge, a Probate Division staff member, or an extern. Participants can join the meeting (call) 30 minutes prior to the beginning of the court call.
d. The Zoom meeting can be accessed by computer, smartphone, or telephone:
i. To join the meeting by computer, go to www.zoom.us. At the top of the screen, click "Join a Meeting". In the pop-up box that appears, enter the meeting ID number. Click Join. After clicking Join, you will be prompted to enter the meeting Password. After entering the meeting password, you will join the meeting.
ii. To join the meeting by smartphone application (app), search for "zoom.us" in your smartphone's app store. From the search results, download and open the app entitled "ZOOM Cloud Meetings". Accept the Terms and Conditions. Tap the blue button entitled "Join a Meeting". Enter the meeting ID number, the session ID number, and click Join. After clicking Join, you will be prompted to enter the Password. After entering the meeting password, you will join the meeting
iii. To join the meeting via telephone, dial (312) 626-6799 and enter the meeting ID number. You will then be asked for the password, which you should enter and press pound (#). Finally, you will be asked for the "session ID number". There is no session ID number, so simply press pound (#). Upon pressing pound (#), you will be allowed into the meeting.
e. Upon joining, participants will be placed in the "Waiting Room" and will remain there until they are checked in by the Host or the Co-Host.
i. During check-in, participants should be ready to provide the participant's name, case name, case number, and names of the other expected participants in that hearing.
ii. If there are other participants in the hearing (e.g. other attorneys, witnesses, clients, etc.), the Court will not call the case until all participants are in the Waiting Room.
iii. Following check-in, participants will be placed back in the Waiting Room and remain there until the Court is ready for your case.
f. If able, each participant should rename his Zoom name to his full name (e.g. John Doe). If a participant cannot change his name or does not know how to change it, the Host or Co-Host will change it for the participant.
2. Conduct during the Zoom Hearing
a. At the commencement of every hearing, each participant shall identify every person in their presence as well as if/when anyone enters or leaves the room in which the participant is located.
b. All participants shall use their best efforts to be courteous to one another, including but not limited to the following:
i. Not speak over one another;
ii. Insure to the best of their ability that they are in camera range at all times;
iii. Minimize background noise; and
iv. Silence their phones during the hearing.
c. The Judge retains broad discretion to take appropriate steps for those participants who do not comply with the foregoing, including but not limited to, muting participants, admonishing the participants, and holding a participant in contempt of court.
d. Any person who wishes to speak confidentially with another person during the hearing (e.g. attorney/client) may ask to be placed in the Breakout Room.
e. Pursuant to Illinois Supreme Court Rule 63(a), all parties and persons in attendance are prohibited from making audio or video recordings of any proceeding or
taking any photographs of the proceedings.
3. Admonishments
a. The video or audio recording of the proceedings through any device or format (except by the authorized Court Reporter) is strictly prohibited. Failure to comply
with this admonishment may result in the imposition of sanctions or in a finding of contempt of court.
b. No communication of any kind is permitted between a witness, including a party, during his/her testimony (from the time the witness takes the stand until the witness
is excused) and any other person by any means (e.g. verbally, texts, email, use of private chat functions, etc.)
4. Court Reporters
a. Only a Court Reporter can prepare an official record of a virtual hearing. A Court Reporter can attend the proceeding as a Zoom participant and must be invited by the Host. The Court Reporter is the only person authorized to transcribe the virtual hearing proceeding. Any recording by a party or other person of a virtual hearing without the
permission of the Court is prohibited.
b. The Court will provide an Official Court Reporter for Adult Guardianship cases and Orders of Protection hearings. Official Court Reporters will not report Minor
Guardianship and Decedent matters unless a party retains an independent Court Reporter.
5. Interpreters
a. Interpreters are available upon request with advance notice. Requests for Spanish and Polish interpreters must be made at least 48 hours in advance of the hearing.
Requests for interpreters of languages other than Spanish and Polish must be made at least five (5) business days in advance.
b. American sign language interpreters, certified deaf interpreters, and CART services are available upon request with advanced notice. Requests for these services must be made at least five (5) business days in advance of the hearing.
c. To request an interpreter, the requesting party shall email Joseph Fleming (joseph.fleming@cookcountyil.gov) and Daniel Duffy (probatedivatty@cookcountyil.gov). The email shall include the case name, case number, court calendar, name of the assigned Judge, and language needed.
d. If the requesting party does not have access to email, he/she may request an interpreter by calling (312) 603-7545 or (312) 603-7546. The voicemail shall include the case name, case number, Court Calendar, name of the assigned Judge, and language needed.
6. Questions or Concerns
a. If you have any problems accessing the meeting within 15 minutes of the hearing, send an email to the staff attorney at probate.divatty@cookcountyil.gov and Joseph Fleming at joseph.fleming@cookcountyil.gov with "URGENT: Zoom Hearing" in the subject line. In the body of the email, include your name, case number, phone number, and the problem you are having. You will be contacted to facilitate your access to the meeting.
b. If attorneys or self-represented litigants do not have access to the Internet or have questions regarding the Probate Division or these Instructions, please contact the
administrative assistant at (312) 603-7545 or (312) 603-7546.
Order dated September 13, 2022, order signed by Daniel B. Malone, Presiding Judge, Probate Division, Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois.
Sept 15-30
        Reference Guide for Probate Division Virtual Hearings
        Effective September 19, 2022
This document is a reference guide to important contact and Zoom information related to the Circuit Court of Cook County Probate Division Virtual Hearings, pursuant to GAO 2020 P 08 and the Instructions for the Probate Division Virtual Hearings. Attorneys and self-represented litigants should be aware that this guide is not a replacement of GAO 2020 P 08 or the Instructions. Rather, it is instead a supplement to make the administration of the Virtual Hearings easier.
To view compete Reference Guide, go to: https://www.chicagolawbulletin.com/elements/courts/cook-county-probate-reference-20220914
Sept 16-30
        ORDER
Effective September 19, 2022, it is hereby ordered that:
1. Circuit Judge Daniel R. Degnan (2074) is assigned to Probate Calendar 01, Minors Estates, Courtroom 1814 of the Richard J. Daley Center ;
2. Associate Judge Stephanie K. Miller (2188) is assigned to Probate Calendar 13; Adult Guardianship, Courtroom 1809 of the Richard J. Daley Center; and
3. Associate Judge Amee Alonso (2265) is assigned to Probate Calendar 9; Minor Guardianship, Courtroom 1806 of the Richard J. Daley Center.
Order dated September 6, 2022, order signed by Daniel B. Malone, Presiding Judge, Probate Division, Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois.
Sept 8-30
Instructions for Probate Division Virtual Hearings and Amended General Administrative Order 20-P-08 can be located on the Circuit Court Website at www.cookcountycourt.org

        CALENDAR 1

DEGNAN, Daniel R., j.
  ROOM 1814—DALEY CENTER
  50 W. WASHINGTON ST.
  Chicago, IL 60602
  Telephone (312)603-7545
1 PM - MOTIONS OF COURSE; VOUCHERS; ACCOUNTS AND FINAL REPORTS; SET MATTERS; EMERGENCY MOTIONS
2 PM - PETITIONS TO APPOINT GAURDIANS; MINOR SETTLEMENTS; SET MATTERS
  ZOOM VIDEO-CONFERENCE
Recurring Zoom #  Meeting Password
  943-1309-9144     598671
SET CALL
  8:30 AM— ZOOM VIDEO-CONFERENCE

        CALENDAR 2

GALLAGHER, Carolyn J. , j.
  ROOM 1807—DALEY CENTER
  50 W. WASHINGTON ST.
  Chicago, IL 60602
  Telephone (312)603-6440
Assigned Decedents' Estates.
10 AM—MOTIONS OF COURSE,
ACCOUNTS & FINAL REPORTS
10 AM—APPLICATION FOR
LETTERS AND PROOF
OF HEIRSHIP
11 AM & 2 PM—SET MATTERS
ZOOM VIDEO-CONFERENCE
Recurring Zoom #  Meeting Password
  912-1199-9674     559-091
  8:30 AM— ZOOM VIDEO-CONFERENCE

        CALENDAR 7

TIERNAN, Daniel O., j.
  ROOM 1803—DALEY CENTER
  50 W. WASHINGTON ST.
  Chicago, IL 60602
  Telephone (312)603-7546
10 AM — Motions of Course; Application for Letters and Proof of Heirship;
         Opening & Closing of Decedent Estates
11 AM — Petitions to Settle Cause of Action; Presentation of Vouchers;
         Structured Settlements; Emergency Motions
11 AM — Set Matters
 2 PM — Set Matters
ZOOM VIDEO-CONFERENCE
Recurring Zoom #  Meeting Password              
937-7172-2336     655-983
  10 AM— ZOOM VIDEO-CONFERENCE

        CALENDAR 8

DELGADO, Kent Alan , j.
  ROOM 1802—DALEY CENTER
  50 W. WASHINGTON ST.
  Chicago, IL 60602
  Telephone (312)603-7546
        STANDING ORDER
        EFFECTIVE: June 1, 2022
10:00 AM Agreed Orders; Scheduling Orders, Motions
10:15 AM Application for Letters and Proof of Heirship; Opening & Closing of Decedent Estates
11:00 AM Petitions to Settle Cause of Action; Presentation of Vouchers
11:30 AM Set Matters
2:00 PM Set Matters
ZOOM VIDEO-CONFERENCE
Recurring Zoom #  Meeting Password              
973-6333-0421     843479
REMOTE PROCEEDINGS
Parties and other persons seeking to appear on scheduled matters remotely shall appear using Zoom Video Conferencing, or, if a participant does not have access to the internet, they may participate by Zoom telephone conference call. The petitioning party shall submit proposed orders and courtesy copies for each case consistent with Presiding Judge Malone's General Order 8.
Instructions for remotely accessing Calendar 8 are posted here:
http://www.cookcountycourt.org/ABOUTTHECOURT/CountyDepartment/ProbateDivision.aspx
Zoom ID: 973-6333-0421
Zoom Password: 843479
AGREED ORDERS AND SCHEDULING ORDERS
Agreed orders and scheduling orders will be accepted on cases already set on the daily call. All proposed agreed orders shall include a copy of the Court's previous order. The Court will not accept as "agreed" orders any order that changes a hearing date on fully-briefed motions or trial dates.
MOTIONS OF COURSE
Motions for initial presentment shall be heard at 10:00 A.M. daily. In the event that the motion is a contested matter that will require a briefing schedule, moving counsel need only supply a courtesy copy of the motion (without supporting memorandum) in advance of the initial presentment date.
OPENING & CLOSINGS
Opening & Closing of Decedent Estates, Application for Letters and Proof of Heirship, shall be heard at 10:15 a.m. daily. The petitioning party shall submit proposed orders and courtesy copies in accordance with Presiding Judge Malone's General Order 8.
PETITIONS TO SETTLE CAUSE OF ACTION:
Courtesy copies of Petitions and supporting documents, including all costs, shall be provided to the Court in accordance with Presiding Judge Malone's General Order 8.
EMERGENCY MOTIONS:
Emergency petitions will be heard as add-ons on the 11:00 a.m. call. A courtesy copy of the motion marked "EMERGENCY MOTION" that shall include a factual basis stating the nature of the emergency and all supporting documents must be delivered to chambers no later than 10:00 A.M. on the day preceding presentment in accordance with Judge Malone's General Order 8. Counsel should be aware that true emergencies are rare and that if, upon initial presentment in court it is determined that the matter presented is not a true emergency, counsel may be directed to place the matter on the Court's regular motion call.
SET CALL:
The Set Call consists of contested matters and Final Pretrial Conferences. Contested matters set by the Court shall be heard daily beginning at 11:30 a.m. Please note that there is a fifteen (15) page [standard margins, double-spaced] limit on all supporting and response briefs. There is a ten (10) page [standard margins, double-spaced] limit on all reply briefs. All set matters will be conducted in-person unless otherwise indicated.
Motions for leave to file oversize briefs are strongly discouraged. No filing in excess of fifteen (15) pages should be e-mailed or faxed to chambers. On the status date following completion of briefing, a hearing date will be set. No hearing dates will be set unless the Court has been provided with courtesy copies of all relevant pleadings. The moving party must present a complete set of courtesy copies.
COURT REPORTERS:
Counsel should be aware that there are no official court reporters assigned to Probate Division Decedent Estate courtrooms. Any party desiring a transcript of proceedings of any matter heard on Calendar 8 is responsible for providing a private court reporter.
  10 AM— ZOOM VIDEO-CONFERENCE

        CALENDAR 9

ALONSO, Amee E., aj.
  ROOM 1806—DALEY CENTER
  50 W. WASHINGTON ST.
  Chicago, IL 60602
  Telephone (312)603-7546
 Appointment of Guardians of the Person of a Minor; All withdrawals in closed Minor Estates.
10 AM—NEW PETITIONS; UNCONTESTED MATTERS
11 AM— GAL CASES; STATUS ON CONTESTED MATTERS
2 PM—CONTESTED TRIALS AND HEARINGS SET BY COURT
Zoom Meeting ID: 958-0588-9933
Password: 843479
  9 AM— ZOOM VIDEO-CONFERENCE

        CALENDAR 10

MACCARTHY, Aicha Marie, j.
  ROOM 1810—DALEY CENTER
  50 W. WASHINGTON ST.
  Chicago, IL 60602
  Telephone (312)603-4463
Assigned Adult Guardianship Estates
10 AM—MOTIONS OF COURSE
   & ACCOUNTS
11 AM—GUARDIANSHIPS
& SET MATTERS
2 PM—SET MATTERS
& HEARINGS
ZOOM VIDEO-CONFERENCE
Recurring Zoom #  Meeting Password  
974-8824-5324     574-056

  10 AM— ZOOM VIDEO-CONFERENCE

        CALENDAR 11

McGUIRE, Terrence J., j.
  ROOM 1814—DALEY CENTER
  50 W. WASHINGTON ST.
  Chicago, IL 60602
  Telephone (312)603-6440
        Note
        Standing Order is the same as Calendar 7
10 AM — Motions of Course; Application for Letters and
         Proof of Heirship; Opening & Closing of Decedent Estates
10 AM — Petitions to Settle Cause of Action; Presentation of Vouchers;
         Structured Settlements; Emergency Motions
11 AM — Set Matters
 2 PM — Set Matters
ZOOM VIDEO-CONFERENCE
Recurring Zoom #  Meeting Password  
949-9741-2923     620-250
  8:30 AM— ZOOM VIDEO-CONFERENCE

        CALENDAR 12

OUTLAW, Jesse , j.
  ROOM 1812—DALEY CENTER
  50 W. WASHINGTON ST.
  Chicago, IL 60602
  Telephone (312)603-5943
        Standing Order
With the exception of Guardian ad Litem reports on petitions for temporary guardianship, courtesy copies of all submissions to the Court must be received by the Court no less than three court days before the date scheduled for presentation. Late submissions may cause the matter to be rescheduled at the Court's convenience.
Petitions for temporary guardianship and other matters determined to require emergency scheduling will be heard at 10:00 a.m. In extraordinary circumstances, emergency matters may be heard as otherwise scheduled by Judge Outlaw or any judge sitting in his stead.
All petitions for temporary guardianship and other emergency matters must be scheduled in advance with the Court clerk in Courtroom 1812.
Assigned Disabled Persons' Estates.
10 AM—MOTIONS OF COURSE
AND ACCOUNTS
11 AM—GUARDIANSHIPS AND
SET MATTERS
2 PM—MOTIONS &
SET MATTERS
ZOOM VIDEO-CONFERENCE
Recurring Zoom #  Meeting Password  
950-4590-0846     383-491
  10 AM— ZOOM VIDEO-CONFERENCE

        CALENDAR 13

MILLER, Stephanie K. , aj.
  ROOM 1809—DALEY CENTER
  50 W. WASHINGTON ST.
  Chicago, IL 60602
  Telephone (312)603-5943
Assigned Disabled Persons' Estates
10 AM—MOTIONS OF COURSE & ACCOUNTS
11 AM—GUARDIANSHIPS & SET MATTERS
2 PM—SET MATTERS
ZOOM VIDEO-CONFERENCE
Recurring Zoom #  Meeting Password  
941-8836-9040     133-720
  10 AM— ZOOM VIDEO-CONFERENCE

        CALENDAR 14

MALONE, Daniel B., pj.
  ROOM 1803—DALEY CENTER
  50 W. WASHINGTON ST.
  Chicago, IL 60602
10 AM—MEDIATIONS; PRE-TRIALS
2 PM —MEDIATIONS; PRE-TRIALS
The Standing Order for Judge Daniel B. Malone's Calendar 14 can be located on the Circuit Court Website at www.cookcountycourt.org
Zoom Meeting ID:: 824-9860-4014
Password: 935-124

        CALENDAR 15

BOLIKER, Shauna Louise, aj.
  ROOM 1804—DALEY CENTER
  50 W. WASHINGTON ST.
  Chicago, IL 60602
  Telephone (312)603-4463
Assigned Diabled Persons' Estates
10 AM—MOTIONS OF COURSE
AND ACCOUNTS
11 AM—GUARDIANSHIPS AND
SET MATTERS
2 PM—SET MATTERS
ZOOM VIDEO-CONFERENCE
Recurring Zoom #  Meeting Password  
987-1163-7423     277-091
  10 AM— ZOOM VIDEO-CONFERENCE

        CALENDAR 16

SULLIVAN, Susan Kennedy, j.
  ROOM 1811—DALEY CENTER
  50 W. WASHINGTON ST.
  Chicago, IL 60602
  Telephone (312)603-6499
Assigned Disabled Persons' Estates.
10 AM—MOTIONS OF COURSE
& ACCOUNTS
11 AM—GUARDIANSHIPS
& SET MATTERS
2 PM—SET MATTERS &
HEARINGS
ZOOM VIDEO-CONFERENCE
Recurring Zoom #  Meeting Password  
982-6205-3371     328-621
  8:30 AM— ZOOM VIDEO-CONFERENCE

        CALENDAR 25

MURPHY, James Patrick, j.
  ROOM 1814—DALEY CENTER
  50 W. WASHINGTON ST.
  Chicago, IL 60602
  8:30 AM— ZOOM VIDEO-CONFERENCE
  11:30 AM— CLAIM DOCKET