The public may now post bond for Cook County Jail individuals in custody at suburban district courthouses, in addition to the current bonding location at Cook County Jail, Sheriff Thomas J. Dart announced today.
As of Jan. 17, 2017, bond may be posted for jail individuals in custody at the Skokie, Rolling Meadows, Maywood, Bridgeview and Markham courthouses. Bonds payments at those locations are accepted from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday, excluding holidays. Previously, bond payments for individuals in jail custody had to be made at Cook County Jail.
Payments will be processed at any of the courthouses, regardless of where individual in custody’s court cases are heard. After 3 p.m. on weekdays, and on weekends and holidays, bond payments may be made at Cook County Jail, 2700 S. California Ave.
Bond payments may be made at Cook County Jail, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., seven days a week, including holidays.
Regardless of the location where the bond is posted, individuals in custody will be discharged from Cook County Jail. Released individuals or their loved ones are responsible for their transportation, even if their bond is posted off-site.
To expedite the bonding process, individuals may email the individual in custody’s full name, date of birth and booking number as well as the name and phone number of the person posting bond to firstname.lastname@example.org.