Kane County

Kane County is a county located in Illinois.  Kane County has a population of approximately 530,000 people, making Kane County the 5th most populous County in Illinois.  The population is divided equally among males and females while almost 87% is white and 6.1% is black.  Roughly 31% are Hispanic.

Kane County has a total area of 524 miles, of which, 4.1 miles is water.  Kane County is made up of numerous forest preserves and historical sites and trails. Kane County is the home of Aurora University, Judson University, Elgin Community College and Waubonsee Community College.

Kane County was established in 1836 out of parts of DuPage County and was named after Elias Kane, the first Illinois Secretary of State.  The County Seat is located in Geneva, Illinois.

Some cities in Kane County are Elgin, Aurora, Batavia, Geneva, North Aurora and St. Charles. Some of the Villages are Barrington Hills, Big Rock, Burlington, Campton Hills, Carpentersville, Elburn, Gilberts, Hampshire, Kaneville, Lily Lake, Pingree Grove, Sleepy Hollow, South Elgin, Sugar Grove, Virgil and West Dundee.  Kane County also includes parts of the following Villages: Algonquin, Bartlett, East Dundee, Hoffman Estates, Huntley, Maple Park, Montgomery and Wayne.

Kane County Law Enforcement

Each city and village in Kane County has its own local police force.  The Kane County Sheriff’s Department has jurisdiction throughout Kane County.  Each city and village in Kane County has its own local police department while the Kane Sheriff’s Office has a patrol division which provides police duties throughout Kane County. The Kane County Sheriff’s Office also provides security at the Kane County Judicial Center, which is located at 37W777 Illinois 38, St. Charles, Illinois 60175. The Kane County Sheriff’s Office also operates the Kane County Jail which is located next to the Kane County Judicial Center at 34W775 Illinois 38 in St. Charles.  The original Kane County Courthouse is located at 100 S. Third Street, Geneva, Illinois 60134.  Civil cases are heard at the original Kane County Courhouse.

Kane County Prosecutor

The Kane County State’s Attorney’s Office prosecutes all criminal cases in Kane County.  All felony cases are heard at the Kane County Judicial Center at 37W777 Illinois 38, St. Charles, Illinois 60175.  In addition, the Kane County State’s Attorney’s Office prosecutes some minor misdemeanor and traffic offenses at the Branch Courthouses located throughout Kane County. The Kane County State’s Attorney’s Office also handles all juvenile justice matters at the Kane County Juvenile Justice Center, located at 37W655 Illinois Route 38, St. Charles, Illinois 60175.

Kane County Probation Services

The Kane County Court Services Office supervises all defendants sentenced to Probation in Kane County.  The office provides case management services to people sentenced to probation in Kane County.  The office handles adults and juveniles sentenced to probation and handle all types of referral services, such as drug and alcohol treatment, domestic battery/violence counseling, psychological counseling and vocational services.  The Kane County Court Services Office has locations in St. Charles, Elgin and Aurora.

Kane County Courthouses

The main Kane County Courthouses for criminal cases is located at 37W777 Illinois 38, St. Charles, Illinois 60175.  There are also 4 Branch Courthouses in Kane County.  These Branch Courthouses mainly handle municipal violation matters and traffic offenses.  The Kane County State’s Attorney’s Office has prosecutors at each branch courthouse while municipal violations are handled by city and village attorneys.  The Kane County Branch Courthouse are located at the following locations:

  • Kane County Branch Courthouse – 540 S. Randall Road, St. Charles, Illinois 60174
  • Aurora Branch Court – 1200 East Indian Trail Road, Aurora, Illinois 60505
  • Carpentersville Branch Court – 1200 L W Besinger Drive, Carpentersville, Illinois 60110
  • Elgin Branch Court – 1500 Dexter Court, Elgin, Illinois 60120

Bond Court is held at 3 locations in Kane County. Elgin Branch Court, 8 a.m. Monday through Friday for all cases involving anyone in custody from Elgin, Carpentersville, South Elgin, East Dundee and West Dundee. Aurora Branch Court, 8 a.m. Monday through Friday for all Aurora traffic and misdemeanor cases for anyone in custody and for all North Aurora and Montgomery cases involving anyone in custody. Kane County Judicial Center, for anything else, except that Aurora cases are heard via video. Anything that is not heard at 8:30 is heard at 3:30. Weekend or Holiday Bond Court is in Room 005 at the Kane County Judicial Center.

On December 5th, 2016, the Kane County Clerk of the Circuit Court has announced that their are much anticipated Odyssey Case Management System from Tyler Technologies is set to go live. The clerk's office has described the new judicial management system as the most comprehensive and extensive of its kind in the Midwest. Many of the changes will have to do with Civil cases in Kane County. This new computer system will allow the circuit clerk's office to handle all civil and family case scheduling. Electronic case filing will also be available in Kane County for the first time. For criminal cases, this new system will be able to handle the payment of fines online via credit card through the Clerk's website.

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