The administrative order delaying several types of court proceedings within the Sixth Judicial Circuit has been extended.
Karle Koritz, Chief Judge of the Sixth Judicial Circuit, issued an emergency administrative order Tuesday afternoon extending the order to April 30th. The original order restricted courthouse operations and placed limitations on the types of cases to be heard. Only the most serious of cases are being heard currently.
In addition, the order issued Tuesday also states that all jury trials within the circuit are continued until no earlier than May 18th.
In a statement, Chief Judge Koritz felt the orders should be extended for the protection of the courthouse staff and public in conformity to state and federal guidelines.
The Sixth Judicial Circuit is composed of DeWitt, Macon, Piatt, Champaign, Moultrie, and Douglas counties.