If you’re not aware, McHenry County actually holds court in two “courthouses”. There’s the main courthouse at 2200 N. Seminary (right on Route 47) in Woodstock. There’s also a “branch” court that meets on Wednesdays in the City of McHenry village board meeting room.
Most counties have these branch courts. In fact, most counties have many more of them than McHenry County. The de-centralized court systems are more convenient to the public. As they often times pop up in odd, inexpensive-to-rent places, the costs to operate can be relatively low. How much can it really cost to use village board meeting rooms (like Carpentersville and Elgin branch courts, Mchenry branch court), strip mall store fronts (there used to be a whole bunch of these in Lake County) or VFW Halls (like Downer’s Grove Field court) to rent? Continue reading “McHenry County Branch Court is Closing. Interesting.”