|When||Thursday, April 10, 4:45 p.m. to 5:45 p.m.|
|Where||BIC 1407 (Glen Ellyn Main Campus)|
Please join us on Thursday, April 10, at 4:45 p.m., in BIC 1407, to hear Mr. Chris Kachiroubas, the Clerk of Dupage County Circuit Court.
Mr. Kachiroubas was elected Clerk of the Circuit Court in 2004. He is now serving his third term. The DuPage Clerk of the Circuit Court is responsible for all court records of the 18th Judicial Circuit, the second largest circuit in the State of Illinois. Presently, the 18th Circuit has 42 courts located in the main courthouse and four off site courts.
Mr. Kachiroubas has brought many new innovations during his tenure. He has expanded electronic case management and court information by instituting e-guilty pleas, e-payments of petty traffic tickets, on-line petitions of order for protection, electronic warrant processing, and established the first e-appeal procedure in Illinois. He has increased the collection of outstanding judgments and brought in over $17 million dollars since December of 2004 through the compliance program.
As Clerk, Mr. Kachiroubas’ main focus has been on improving service, strengthening the use of technology and reducing the cost of operations while abiding by his statutory duties. Currently, his office handles over 1400 phone calls and over 700 visitors daily. His office is the steward of all fees, fines and costs, as ordered by the court. Annual revenue to the DuPage County for 2013 was $32,413,236, making the Circuit Clerk’s Office the third largest revenue source in DuPage County, behind the countywide sales tax and property taxes. In total the Clerk’s Office distributed $53,975,903 to governmental entities in 2013.
In 2013, the Clerk’s office handled 29,097 civil new case filings and 214,574 new criminal case filings. His office manages in excess of 748,400 items in the court annually. Within the criminal filings there are 169,382 traffic tickets issued by 40 different law enforcement agencies. Approximately, 54% of all traffic citations are handled and disposed administratively through the Clerk’s Office. Additionally, over 55,079 warrants and 48,175 summons are issued and processed through the Clerk’s Office.
Prior to becoming Clerk of the Circuit Court, Mr. Kachiroubas was elected three times as the Addison Township Assessor. He has spent a total of 24 years with the Assessor’s office beginning in 1977 serving in several different positions within the office. He served as President of the DuPage Assessor’s Association, a board member to the Illinois Assessor’s Association and a board member to the Township Officials of Illinois. He was named “Distinguished Government Award Winner” by The United Hellenic Voters of America and winner of the “General Excellence Award” by the Illinois State Crime Commission.