News & Announcements

Check this page, or the News and Announcements box on the homepage, for the latest official news and announcements released by the court. You can also access archived news and announcements from this page.

View attached press release from the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit for complete information.

December 7, 2016

Judge Schmetterer will not be holding Chapter 13 call, including confirmations on Wednesday, February 22, 2017.  Any motion noticed for this day should be renoticed for another Chapter 13 day according to...

November 29, 2016

On April 28, 2016, the Supreme Court adopted changes to the Federal Rules of Appellate, Civil, Criminal, and Bankruptcy Procedures which are scheduled to take effect on December 1, 2016.
The attachment is a summary of the proposed changes...

November 18, 2016

In order to permit more time with family and friends, in addition to the federal holiday of Thursday, November 24, 2016, the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Illinois will be closed on Friday, November 25, 2016. Any...

November 15, 2016

Judge Thorne’s Schedule Change Effective January 30, 2017

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November 23, 2016

Please note that beginning January 1st 2017, Judge Hollis' Chicago Schedule will be as follows..........

November 22, 2016

Commencing Friday February 3, 2017, Judge Hollis will hear the Joliet call as follows:

10:00 am...

November 21, 2016

You’re invited to the Annual Bench-Bar Holiday Party.
Join us to wish Hon. Bruce W. Black well on his upcoming retirement.
Come and enjoy cocktails and appetizers with your colleagues from the Northern District of Illinois...

November 18, 2016

Please set your motions/adversary matters at the appropriate time slots per the below modified schedule.

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November 14, 2016

Please note that the Friday, April 7, 2017, date has been changed to Friday, March 31, 2017.

View Lake County Motion/Adversary Schedule...

November 8, 2016

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