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.

In the event of a government shutdown on October 1, 2013, the Federal Judiciary will remain open for business for approximately 10 business days. On or around October 15, 2013, the Judiciary will reassess its situation and provide further...

September 30, 2013

In order to comply with District Court Local Rule 3.1, EFilers should include  a Civil Cover Sheet as an attachment  to any  Notice of Appeal,  Notice of Appeal and Motion for Leave to Appeal, or Withdrawal of Reference.  The Civil Cover Sheet...

September 25, 2013

Effective Monday, September 23, 2013, order confirming chapter 13 plan will be replaced with the revised Order Confirming Plan to reflect the docket no. of the last chapter 13 plan filed rather than the date of filing.


September 19, 2013

Judge Schmetterer will not be sitting Wednesday, September 18, 2013 (Chapter 13 Call). Judge Doyle will hear his call on this day in courtroom 742.

Judge Schmetterer will not be sitting September 23-27, 2013 (Monday-Friday). His call will...

September 17, 2013

The court experienced a brief outage this morning, 09/12/13, commencing at approximately 9:30 AM, resolved at 10:00 AM.
Our apologies for any inconvenience you may have experienced.

September 12, 2013

The scheduled outage has ended. All Court electronic services, including CMECF and our external website, have been restored. You may resume filing new case documents at this time.

August 25, 2013

Effective August 21, 2013 the following Motion Events have been redesigned with more user-friendly text and to prevent errors that require refiling.

  • Motion to Allow Claim
  • Motion to Modify Claim
  • Motion to...
August 21, 2013

During the weekend of August 23, 2013 - August 25, 2013 the Dirksen U.S. Courthouse will experience significant power outage. Most, if not all, of the building will be without electrical power commencing Friday afternoon August 23 at 4:00pm....

August 20, 2013

Effective July 10, 2013

July 10, 2013

Effective June 27, 2013, we have combined the Plan and Modified Plan events for each chapter in a
single event. If you should choose the wrong option within the event, we will edit the docket and no
refiling will be required. Please...

June 27, 2013