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.

The court will be performing system maintenance on Friday, June 13 through Saturday, June 14, 2014.

Access to  CM/ECF, Public Website, and Training registration will be unavailable from Friday 8 PM through Saturday 3 PM .

Thank you...

June 10, 2014

On  Saturday,  June 7, 2014, 12:00 AM CST maintenance will be performed on public internet resources. The maintenance is expected to be completed by 2:00 AM CST.

Resources may be intermittently available.

This will affect-


June 4, 2014

At its March 2014 session, the Judicial Conference approved two amendments to the Bankruptcy Court Miscellaneous Fee Schedule, which go into effect June 1, 2014.

First, the Judicial Conference approved an increase to the adversary filing...

April 30, 2014

Today, Tuesday, May 27, 2014, the court experienced a court-wide telephone failure.  From approximately 10:00 AM and until noon calls could not be received by the court nor originated by court staff.  Our apology...

May 27, 2014

The clerk’s office mistakenly sent out notices scheduling initial confirmation hearings in Judge Goldgar’s chapter 13 cases on May 20, 2014, for 11:30 a.m. instead of 11:00 a.m.  In reliance on the notices, some lawyers set motions and...

May 8, 2014

The Court will be performing essential system maintenance on Sunday, 05/04/2014 between the hours of 06:30 AM and 08:30 AM, CDT.

Another message and announcement will be mailed and published when service is restored.

Thank you for...

April 29, 2014

The United States Bankruptcy Court Northern District of Illinois is extremely pleased with the willingness of court users to take their time to complete our surveys. This is our 7th year administering our Customer Satisfaction Survey. The most...

April 2, 2014

The BCLC Spring 2014 Newsletter is now available for your viewing pleasure.

March 25, 2014

Judge Barnes will conduct court in the Ceremonial Courtroom 2525 on Wednesday, March 12, 2014 for matters scheduled to be heard at 10:00 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. All other matters will be heard in his regular courtroom 613.

March 11, 2014