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Court Administration: Children's Waiting Room





Director Sandy Tucker
Telephone (309) 495-5130
Office Hours Monday–Friday 8:30am – noon and 1:00pm – 5:00pm
Location Peoria County Courthouse (map)
4th floor, Room 422
What we do

Recognizing the need that the courtroom is not a place for children, Peoria County Courthouse became pro-active.

The Children's Waiting Room at the Peoria County Courthouse opened October 6, 2008. The waiting room operates as a
drop-off center for parents with court business:

Children ages 2-12 may use the waiting room while parents are in court or conducting other court business.

The waiting room is located on the fourth floor of the Hamilton Street wing of the courthouse, is free of charge, and is open during regular courthouse hours (closed over the noon hour).

Staff trained in early childhood development from Rogy's Learning Center operate the waiting room. A case number and courtroom number as well as a picture i.d. must be provided when dropping off a child.

Resources of Interest

Rogy's Learning Place
ICC Child Care Connection Resource & Referral Service
Illinois Network of Child Care Resource & Referral Agencies
National Association for the Education of Young Children
Crittenton Centers


Special thanks go to The Young Lawyers Division of the Illinois Bar Foundation. They provided a $5000 grant to furnish and equip the room with activity centers, books, and games. Lots of sunlight and bright d├ęcor make the room especially cheery for its young visitors

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