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.

You’re invited to the Annual Bench-Bar Holiday Party.
Come and enjoy cocktails and appetizers with your colleagues from the Northern District of Illinois Bankruptcy Court Bench and Bar.

Date: Tuesday, December 9,...

October 27, 2014

Pay.gov will not be available to agencies and their customers on the following...

October 20, 2014

Important Change to Documentation for Original Non-Attorney Signatures, Section II.C.1.

When an individual other than a Registrant is required to sign a document that is filed electronically, the...

October 9, 2014

DUE TO ONGOING DELAYS RESULTING FROM LAST WEEK’S AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL INCIDENT, JUDGE SCHMETTERER’S FLIGHT SCHEDULED TO ARRIVE ON TUESDAY HAS BEEN CANCELLED.  ALL CHAPTER 13 MATTERS SCHEDULED FOR WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2014, WILL BE...

September 30, 2014

All external resources are running at full performance.

Our apology for this difficulty and thanks for your patience.

September 26, 2014

The Court's internet website, access to PACER Net and CM/ECF service are experiencing intermittent poor performance. Engineering is feverishly working on the problem. At this time we do not have an ETA.

Sorry for the inconvenience.

September 26, 2014

Status Hearings on the Trustee Cases set for Tuesday September 30, 2014, will be set over to the next Chapter 7 Asset Case Date which is October 28, 2014 at 10:30 a.m.  All other original motions and set matters will be heard on October 2, 2014...

September 23, 2014

We have modified these 3 events, "Motion to Sell Property Free and Clear of Liens 363(f)"; "Motion to Use, Sell, or Lease Property 363(b)" and "Motion to Obtain Credit /Incur Debt", to add a question about whether the motion includes a request to...

September 19, 2014

We have been informed that all credit card transactions processed through pay.gov with the court on September 16, 2014 were erroneously double reported.  Fifth Third Bank and Vantiv Merchant Services are aware of the problem and are working to...

September 18, 2014

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