Back when I was going through my divorce in the mid-1980’s, I used to refer to the building as the McHenry County Courthouse and Spa. I spent every vacation and personal day there.
I never had a problem finding a place to park.
That is no longer the case.
Because virtually all court cases are scheduled for the same time in the morning although it is obvious that they cannot be processed at the same time, the courthouse parking lot is full every morning.
People have to park of the street.
I have even gone so far as to park in the lot of the Country Treasurer’s new building on the corner across the street.
The parking is so bad that McHenry County State Rep. Jack Franks (D-Marengo) parked in an unauthorized spot.
My First United Methodist Church of Crystal Lake ran into parking lot limitation problems ten or so years ago. The solution was to start a service at another time of day.
Scheduling cases in a more realistic way could probably solve the problem.
Instead of telling everyone to be there at 9 AM, tell some people to come at 10. That’s the time some of the spaces are opening up.
There has to be a better way to schedule the cases.