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 Official Bankruptcy Forms listed below have been adopted by the Judicial Conference of the United States to be effective December 01, 2013. For additional information regarding the affected forms below, please visit


November 7, 2013

We have resolved all performance issues with CM/ECF and all services have been restored to normal operation as of 3:25pm. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused and we appreciate your patience.

November 4, 2013

CM/ECF is currently experiencing heavy activity which has greatly reduced its functionality. We are working to correct the issue as soon as possible. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

November 4, 2013

The inbound telephone calling issue experienced and reported earlier today was resolved at approximately 11:00 AM today.

Our apology for this difficulty and thanks for your patience.

October 25, 2013
At approximately 10:00 AM, today, the court's ability to receive calls from the public ceased.  This trouble is affecting many Federal Courts, but not all.  The trouble has been escalated to the highest level.  We will provide a status as...
October 25, 2013

Updated versions of the Model Chapter 13 Plan have been posted. Use of these forms is required effective November 22, 2013.

Chapter 13 Model Plan (calculating):

October 22, 2013

The court has adopted two new local form orders to be used in lien strip matters, one for use with motions and one for use with Adversary proceedings. These form orders should be used in all applicable matters unless specifically ordered...

October 18, 2013

In the event of a government shutdown on October 1, 2013, the US Bankruptcy Court will remain open for business. On or around October 15, 2013, the US Bankruptcy Court will reassess its situation and provide further guidance. All proceedings and...

October 8, 2013 the court's credit card processor has experienced a major failure. Therefore, filers have not been able to pay fees most of today, Monday, 10/07/13. expects to restore services this evening. The Court will not lock filers out of...

October 7, 2013

Judge Lynch will be holding a Bankruptcy Town Hall Meeting open to the public at the federal courthouse in Rockford, 327 South Church St., Rockford, IL, on Wednesday, October 9, 2013, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The meeting will afford...

September 29, 2013