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 Office of the Cook County Treasurer has informed the Bankruptcy Court that property records can only be located by the property index number (PIN), not by owner’s name or property address. Real estate tax sales may go forward after...

May 22, 2001

Due to certain technical difficulties the court will not commence billing for access to case document images until September 4, 2001. In the meantime, we will continue to keep the billing structure in place to help you become acquainted with the...

June 1, 2001

The U.S. Bankruptcy Court of the Northern District of Illinois would like to host a weekly demonstration of our Evidence Presentation equipment.  
The demonstration will be held in Courtroom 760, once a week on Thursdays between 1:00pm - 3...

September 5, 2001

IT IS ORDERED that all pending Lake County Chapter 7 cases, all pending Chapter 13 cases, and any related Adversary Proceedings, except the cases listed below and any related Adversary Proceedings thereto, on the calendar of Judge Ronald Barliant...

March 26, 2002

IT IS ORDERED that General Order No. 02-02 dated March 26, 2002 regarding the assignment
of Chapter 7, Chapter 11, and Chapter 13 cases is amended to provide that Judge Robert Ginsberg will no longer be assigned any new Chapter 7, Chapter...

March 26, 2002

The Seventh Circuit Judicial Conference is scheduled for May 6 and 7, 2002.
Therefore, the Judges of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Illinois will not be sitting on May 6 and May 7, 2002.

April 11, 2002

Internet access to case document images will not be available for part, perhaps all of this coming weekend.  Access to case documents will cease at approximately 9:00pm on Friday, June 21 at 9:00pm.
Best case - services maybe restored...

July 17, 2002

IT IS HEREBY ORDERED THAT the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Illinois shall be closed on Friday, July 5, 2002.
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July 2, 2002