Shannon Law Group’s Response to the COVID-19 Crisis in Illinois

Shannon Law Group COVID-19

UPDATE (MAY 26, 2020)

On May 20th, the Illinois Supreme Court issued an order allowing courts to reopen for in-person appearances on June 1, 2020. The chief judge of each county will be responsible for adopting a schedule that appropriately allows for social distancing and attempts to limit the number of people in and out of courtrooms.

In addition, the order encourages courts to adopt or continue using alternative technological methods for court appearances, such as video conference.

Illinois courts have been closed for all court functions other than “essential court matters and proceedings” since March 17th. As Illinois continues to progress through the various phases of the coronavirus pandemic, the court system will slowly move towards normal operations.

At Shannon Law Group, we do not know whether courts will ever resume completely “normal” operations until there exists a vaccine or effective treatment for COVID-19. In particular, we do not yet know when we can expect jury trials to return.

Since the court’s shut down two months ago, our attorneys at Shannon Law Group have continued to prosecute our clients’ cases as efficiently as possible. Each member of our team has remote access to all of our files, so the transition to working at home has been smooth.

Even though we haven’t been able to go to court to resolve disputes, we have worked with our clients and opposing counsel to work through everything we can without court intervention. That said, we look forward to safely returning to court to continue to fight for our client’s rights.

At Shannon Law Group, our first priority is you and your family’s safety during the COVID-19 crisis in Illinois.

As a law firm, we are considered an essential business under Illinois Governor JB Pritzker’s Shelter-in-Place Order that is effective until May 28th. Because we are essential, we are available to meet with you if we practice safe social distancing.

We are prepared for a moment like this. If you’re unable to meet with us, we have implemented technology that allows us to remain in contact with you throughout your case.  

For your safety and convenience, we are available to talk with you via phone or video conference. We will also continue to communicate with you through email. During this difficult time, we will do everything in our power to move your case forward.

For a detailed response to Illinois court closures and how they may affect your case, click HERE.

As the nature of this pandemic changes, we will continually update any changes to our procedure, in accordance with the CDC, local, state and federal government.

We will post these changes here for your reference. Below are links to various websites regarding COVID-19 that may be helpful in the weeks ahead.

To contact us, call us anytime at (312) 578-9501 or leave a message here.


ILLINOIS COVID-19 RESOURCES

For information on the COVID-19 crisis in Illinois, click HERE.

TAX UPDATE

Tax Day has been extended to July 15, 2020. For more information, click HERE.

NATIONAL FOOD BANK RESOURCES

Meals to You

Meals 4 Kids

Pandemic-EBT

USDA National Hunger Hotline: 1-866-3-HUNGRY or 1-877-8-HAMBRE (for Spanish) from Monday through Friday (7 a.m. to 10 p.m. ET)


CHICAGO RESOURCES

FOOD BANKS

Looking for a food bank in Chicago? Find one near you HERE.

HOW TO HELP

Chicago Community COVID-19 Response Fund – Click HERE

United Way of Metro Chicago – Click HERE

My Block, My City, My Hood – Senior Viral Response, Click HERE

Mission of Our Lady of the Angels – Food Drive, Click HERE

Chicago Blood Drives – Find one near you HERE.

CHICAGO SCHOOL SYSTEM UPDATES

All Chicago public schools are closed until April 30th. To learn more, click HERE.

All Chicago private schools are closed until April 30th.

LOCAL BUSINESS AID

Disaster Assistance for Small Businesses, Click HERE.

Support Local Restaurants in Chicago – Delivery and Takeout Still Available! Order from your favorite local Chicago restaurants on GrubHub, Uber Eats, or DoorDash tonight.

CTA & METRA TRANSPORTATION UPDATES

Starting 3/19/20, Metra trains are operating an alternate weekday schedule. Learn more HERE.

The Chicago Transit Authority’s train and bus routes are constantly changing during the crisis for public health and safety concerns. To get alerts, click HERE.

COOK COUNTY UPDATES

For more COVID-19 relief resources available in Cook County, click HERE.

Text “alertcook” to 888-777 to receive COVID-19 updates from Cook County. Click HERE to learn more.

The Circuit Court of Cook County has been closed until May 18th. Click here to find out how we are responding to this delay.


CHICAGO SUBURB RESOURCES

DUPAGE COUNTY UPDATES

For more updates on COVID-19 in DuPage County, click HERE.

For updates on DuPage County District Schools, click HERE.

HOW TO HELP

DuPage PADS Coronavirus Response – Make a Donation HERE, Donate Needed Items HERE

Fox Valley United Way Coronavirus Relief Fund – Click HERE.

To find a blood drive near you, click HERE.

For more information on Business Aid, click HERE.

WILL COUNTY UPDATES

For more updates on COVID-19 in Will County, click HERE.

For updates on Will Country District Schools,  click HERE.

HOW TO HELP

St. John the Baptist Food Pantry (Joliet, IL) – Food and Supply Donations Needed. Call Mary Cottrell at (815) 341-1086 or email her at mcottrell25@gmail.com.

United Way of Will County Response Fund – Click HERE

To find a blood drive near you, click HERE.

For more information on Business Aid, click HERE.


We’re Here to Help, Contact Us Today

If you need help during this trying time, we want you to know that our team is here for you. Our lawyers are available to meet with you via phone or video conference.

Don’t hesitate to contact us if you need legal help. We’ve got your back. Call us at (312) 578-9501 or message us here.

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