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.

Many are likely aware that our services were back on line approximately two to three hours ago.  We were advised by our national support that the services were not officially back on-line.  We were told by those same resources that there...

January 15, 2014

The Court will be open for business on Monday, January 6, 2014

January 5, 2014

Due to Weather Judge Schmetterer will not be holding court Monday, January 6, 2014.  All matters will be continued over to Tuesday, January 7, 2014.

January 5, 2014

The new lien strip form orders previously posted on October 18, 2013 to go into effect December 1, 2013 have been further updated to reflect certain problems identified with the previous versions. The newest updated form orders for lien strip...

December 19, 2013

To conform to revised Official Form 3B, the title of the event to request Waiver of the Chapter 7 Filing Fee is now, "Waive Chapter 7 Filing Fee (Form 3B)". The former name  of the event was "In Forma Pauperis".

If you have any questions...

December 6, 2013

You are invited to attend the Bankruptcy Liaison Committee's Annual Holiday Party. The party will take place on Wednesday, December 11, 2013 from 6-8 pm at the law offices of Jenner & Block. If you plan to attend, it is important to RSVP to...

December 3, 2013

Following the lead of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit and the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Illinois will be closed...

December 11, 2013

In light of the order signed by Chief Judges Wood and Castillo closing the Dirksen Federal Courthouse on December 24, 2013, in connection with the Christmas holiday, Judge Goldgar’s chapter 13 call that day will be canceled. All matters set for...

December 10, 2013

The Bankruptcy Court will close at 3:00 P.M. today in celebration of the New Year.

December 31, 2013

Effective August 30, 2013 Timothy K. Liou was permanently suspended from practice before the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Illinois.
Pursuant to an order entered 11/27/2013, there is a...

November 27, 2013