Menu
  1. Home
  2. Property Info
  3. Pay Online
  4. Departments
    1. Animal Control
    2. Assessments
    3. Circuit Clerk
    4. Coroner
    5. County Administration
    6. County Board
    7. County Clerk
    8. Court Services (Probation)
    9. Economic Development
    10. Elections
    11. Office of Emergency Management (OEM)
    12. Geographic Information System (GIS)
    13. Health Department
    14. Highway
    15. Hillcrest Nursing Home
    16. Information Services
    17. Public Defender
    18. Public Transportation (Abilities Plus)
    19. Recorder
    20. Regional Office of Education
    21. Rural Revolving Loan Fund (RRLF)
    22. Sheriff's Office
    23. State's Attorney
    24. Tourism
    25. Treasurer(Property Taxes)
    26. Veteran's Assistance
    27. Voter's Registration
    28. Zoning and Building
    29. Internship Opportunities
    30. Internship Opportunity
  5. Public Info
  6. Events
  7. FOIA
  8. Contact
  9. About Us
  10. Site Map

Lockouts, Auto/Home

Up until a few years ago, law enforcement agencies in Illinois were able to unlock cars at no charge when people had accidentally locked the doors with the keys inside. This created ever increasing liability for the agency, especially with the introduction of side impact air bags in newer vehicles. Due to the passage of a recent law, we are no longer able to perform this service on a vehicle unless it is an emergency situation of some kind. An emergency is an immediate threat to the safety of life and/or property. All non-emergency auto lockouts are now referred to locksmiths or to towing companies with lockout tools. Unless you believe you have an emergency situation, or are not sure, please refer to your yellow pages under Locksmith or Towing for help. If you are not familiar with the area we may be able to make contact for you. We are still able to assist persons locked out of their home to a certain degree, so if this happens to you please call us and we will do what we can. Call (309) 937-3911 for service.