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Cook County 1st Municipal District Criminal Department (Main Office)
Richard J. Daley Center
50 West Washington Street, Room 1006
The First Municipal District Criminal Department handles Misdemeanor Criminal Cases, Preliminary Hearing Felony cases, and Domestic Violence cases in the City of Chicago. Cases may either be heard at this main office location, or at one of the branch locations listed below.
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