News & Announcements

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IT IS ORDERED that all motions to reopen Cook County cases that are assigned to an inactive judge shall be filed before the Chief Judge according to the Chief Judge's motion schedule.
IT IS ORDERED that all motions to reopen outlying...

January 9, 2017

Please take notice that, effective February 1, 2017:

(1) All of Judge Janet S. Baer’s current chapter 13 matters will be reassigned by the Clerk...

December 27, 2016

In order to permit more time with family and friends, the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Illinois will alter its hours of operation as follows:...

December 20, 2016

For complete information view General Order No. 16-01, effective January 1, 2017

December 22, 2016

View attached District Court General Order No. 16-0026 for complete announcement.

December 16, 2016

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

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