Mandatory Mediation

Effective March 1, 2014 LaSalle County has implemented a Mandatory Mediation Program for all residential mortgage foreclosure cases.

The foreclosure mediation program is designed to alleviate the burden of costs and expenses to lenders, borrowers and taxpayers caused by Residential Mortgage Foreclosures.  It is further designed to aid in the administration of justice by reducing the backlog of court cases.  It is also aimed at keeping families in their homes to prevent vacant and abandoned houses that negatively affect property values and destabilize neighborhoods.

From the effective date of the Rule (March 1, 2014), the parties in all residential foreclosures (as defined by the Illinois Mortgage Foreclosure Act 735 ILCS 15/1501 et seq.) and Supreme Court Rule 99.1 will be subject to mediation as set forth herein.  Mediation cases are normally heard on the 1st Friday of every month (excluding months where a holiday falls on the 1st Friday) at 1:00pm in Room 203, Downtown Courthouse, Ottawa.


Administrative Order #14-5

 Circuit Court Rules

Mediation Summons

Notice of Mandatory Mediation

Residential Foreclosure Mediation Questionnaire


Circuit Clerk

Greg Vaccaro

Phone / Hours

Child Support Division:

Phone: 815-433-0774
Fax: 815-433-9198
119 W. Madison Street, Room 200
Ottawa, IL 61350

Civil Division:

Phone: 815-434-8671
Fax: 815-433-6647
119 W. Madison Street, Room 201
Ottawa, IL 61350

Traffic/Criminal Division:

Phone: 815-434-8271
Fax: 815-434-8299
707 Etna Road, Room 141
Ottawa, IL 61350

Office Hours:

8:00am - 4:30pm
Monday - Friday

Walk-in Divorce

Mon, Wed, Fri
9:00am - 10:00am

Walk-in Probate/Guardianship

Tues, Wed, Thurs
9:00am - 10:00am