Because of fears of the COVID-19 disease spreading further, the 11th Judicial Circuit, which includes Woodford County, will limit the types of cases it hears.
Beginning Monday, the 11th Circuit, which also includes the counties of Ford, Livingston, Logan and McLean, was hearing cases involving only criminal felonies, bond hearings, juvenile abuse/neglect, juvenile delinquency cases, petitions to rescind summary suspension and any other emergency hearings as they may arise.
Other cases will not be heard, and those involved with them should not come to court, the courts administrator said in a news release.
Similar restrictions also were implemented in the Ninth Circuit, which includes Fulton, Hancock, Henderson, Knox, McDonough and Warren counties. Same with the 13th Circuit, which includes Bureau and LaSalle counties.