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Cook County Ordinances

The Law Library maintains the current Cook County Code of Ordinances in print at the Reference Desk. The Law Library has Proceedings of the Cook County Board of Commissioners, containing all the business of the Board including the text of ordinances and resolutions.

The Law Library maintains, in addition to Proceedings and ordinances, selected current and earlier county documents. Documents include Cook County budgets, Forest Preserve ordinances and budgets, Proceedings of the Forest Preserve District of Cook County, zoning ordinances and maps, environmental control and building ordinances, and annual reports of the President of the Cook County Board and Forest Preserve District.


Legislative Reference Service

The Legislative Reference Service assists the President and members of the Cook County Board of Commissioners in the drafting of ordinances, amendments and resolutions. The Legislative Reference Service's online database of legislation includes both pending legislation and post action legislation introduced into the Cook County Board of Commissioners and the Forest Preserve District of Cook County Board of Commissioners.

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Contact Information

Bureau Name:

Administration, Bureau of

Main Office:

50 W. Washington St. Room 2900
Chicago, Illinois 60602

Telephone: (312) 603-5423
Fax: (312) 603-4716

Montell Davenport, Executive Law Librarian


M-F: 8:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Open Sat: 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. for attorneys presenting a current ARDC card and current photo ID, and for litigants presenting official court papers stamped within a year and current photo ID.

Sun: Closed

See below for branch locations and hours of operation.

Bridgeview Branch:
10220 S. 76th Avenue 
Bridgeview, IL 60455

Telephone: (708) 974-6201

Hours: M-F: 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sat-Sun: Closed

Criminal Court Branch:
2650 S. California Avenue 
Chicago, IL 60608

Telephone: (773) 674-5039

Hours: M-F: 9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Sat-Sun: Closed

Markham Branch:
16501 S. Kedzie Parkway 
Markham, IL 60426

Telephone: (708) 232-4125

Hours: M-F: 8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.; Sat-Sun: Closed

Maywood Branch:
1500 Maybrook Drive 
Maywood, IL 60153

Telephone: (708) 865-6020

Hours: M-F: 8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.; Sat-Sun: Closed

Skokie Branch:
5600 Old Orchard Road 
Skokie, IL 60077

Telephone: (847) 470-7298

Hours: M-F: 8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.; Sat-Sun: Closed