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'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 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

In response to customer feedback, we have created an event titled, "Joinder". The event is listed in the Other category of the Bankruptcy and Adversary menus. The event requires you to relate to a previously -filed event. We also modified the...

August 11, 2014

United States Bankruptcy Judge Bruce W. Black of the Northern District of Illinois has applied to be reappointed by the United States Court of Appeals to a new 14-year term when his current term expires on August 12, 2015. A United States...

August 12, 2014

The Court has developed a new self help service "SmartHelp.”  SmartHelp will replace the Court's Frequently Asked Questions, FAQs.  SmartHelp is designed to deliver an answer to a question with fewer clicks and without reading through many...

August 4, 2014

Some PACER functions will be down for critical maintenance beginning 6:00 P.M. Central Time on Thursday, August 7, 2014.
During maintenance, some functions will be intermittently unavailable.

All PACER services will be down...

August 7, 2014

The scheduled CMECF and website outage has ended. You may resume
filing new case documents or view website information at this time.

Use the following link to access the E-File server:

July 27, 2014

Due to a total building power outage of the Dirksen Federal Courthouse most electronic services will be unavailable from Friday evening, July 25, 2014, 4:00 PM through, Sunday, July 27, 2014, approximately, 6:00 PM.

During this period...

July 18, 2014