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The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois

Jury Frequently Asked Questions

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Where does the Jury Commission obtain names of prospective jurors?
In accordance with Illinois law, the names of prospective jurors are obtained from the DuPage County Election Commission, Illinois Secretary of State and the Illinois Department of Employment Security.
How was my name selected?
Who is eligible to serve?
How often can I be called for jury service?
How long is jury service?
How long does a trial last?
How long will the day go?
Is there a dress code?
Where do I park?
What I can I bring with me?
Does the Court provide childcare?
Will service go overnight?
Is there an emergency telephone number where I can be reached?
Is lunch provided?
How much will I be paid?
When will I get paid?
Will I have verification of service for my employer?
Does my employer have to pay me?
Can my employer prevent me from attending jury duty?
I work a night shift, can my employer require me to work?
Do I have to turn my juror check over to my employer?
Can I change the date of my service?
How do I request an excusal?
Are there exemptions from service for being a teacher or student?
Serving in a jury will be a hardship for me, can I be excused?
Is there an age limit for service?
I no longer live in DuPage County, can I still serve?
The address on the summons is correct, but it is not in DuPage County?
I am not a citizen of the United States, can I still serve?
I have a case pending, or have a criminal conviction, can I still serve?
Who can I contact with additional questions?
What is your mailing address and telephone number?

I-Juror Online System

The I-Juror online system allows you to:

  • Check your jury status
  • Request a Deferment
  • Request an Excusal

Go to I-Juror Now!

Problems with I-Juror?

Please call the automated phone system at 630-407-8800 after 5:00 p.m. the night prior to your service. (After 5:00 p.m. on Friday for Monday service). Enter your six–digit juror number and listen to the message in its entirety.

Contact Us

Office Hours:
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Monday - Friday
(Except for Court Holidays)