Dirksen Federal Courthouse Electrical Power Outage, Friday, July 25, 2014, 4:00 PM - Sunday, July 27, 2014, 6:00 PM

Friday, July 25, 2014

Due to a total building power outage of the Dirksen Federal Courthouse most electronic services will be unavailable from Friday evening, July 25, 2014, 4:00 PM through, Sunday, July 27, 2014, approximately, 6:00 PM.

During this period access to a backup version of Electronic Filing will be available for reference only.  No docketing or claims processing of any type will be possible. Use the following link to go directly to the reference E-File server:

The Court's usual Internet website will be down during this outage. This COOP website will be available to assist with access to the reference E-Filing resource and general court information.  Any bookmarks normally used may or may not work. 

An e-mail message will be sent to all List Service subscribers when service is restored and an announcement will be posted on the Court's Internet site.

Thank you for your understanding

Court Locations


US Bankruptcy Court
Eastern Division
219 S. Dearborn
Chicago, IL 60604
Tel (312) 408-5000


US Bankruptcy Court
Western Division
327 South Church Street
Rockford, IL 61101
(815) 987-4350


Joliet City Hall
150 West Jefferson Street
2nd Floor
Joliet, IL 60432
(There is no phone service)

Lake County

North Branch Court
1792 Nicole Lane
Round Lake Beach, IL
(There is no phone service) 

Kane County

Kane County Courthouse
100 South 3rd Street
Geneva, IL 60134
(There is no phone service)

Emergency Judge

The Honorable Timothy A. Barnes will be the emergency Judge until further notice
(Contact chambers of emergency judge only
if judge presiding over the case is not available)

(312) 435-5646
Courtroom Deputy:
(312) 435-5647