The summons you received gives you specific instructions on when to begin calling our jury notification system for reporting instructions. On the summons you will find a 9-digit participant number, which is located directly to the right of the bar code. This 9-digit participant number is EXTREMELY important as you must have this number when calling our jury notification system for reporting instructions. You MUST call as instructed. All reporting instructions will be obtained through your calling of the jury notification system. The jury notification system is available 24 hours a day and will advise you of reporting dates, cancellations or continuances and will provide specific instructions for further call-in dates. The telephone number for the voice notification system is 1-800-860-8044. In the event of an emergency or malfunction of the jury notification system, you should call the Jury Clerk at one of the following divisional offices, weekdays from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
- Peoria: 217-492-4706
- Urbana: 217-373-5830
- Springfield: 217-492-4020
- Rock Island: 309-793-5778
Failure to report as ordered could result in the issuance of a notice for you to appear before the Court and show cause why you should not be held in contempt for failure to appear. It is VERY IMPORTANT that you call as instructed. If you fail to call the jury notification system and appear unnecessarily, you will not be paid for that appearance. In addition, failure to call the jury notification system does not constitute a valid reason for non-appearance and could result in issuance of a notice to appear as set forth above.