Judge Bruce Black to become the Chief Judge Effective July 1, 2011
Effective July 1, 2011, Judge Bruce Black will become the Chief Judge of the Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Illinois, replacing the current Chief, Judge Carol Doyle. Chief Judge Black will continue to hear all matters assigned to the Joliet Call, which includes cases filed in Will, Grundy, Kendall and LaSalle counties on Friday. His chambers will be moving from the sixth floor to the seventh floor. The new courtroom number is 719, and the chambers is located in room 756. All pending, previously assigned Eastern division cases (with a few exceptions) that do not include the four counties making up the Joliet call will be re-assigned to other judges in the Eastern Division immediately. If your case is affected, you will receive a notice from the Court.