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.

Effective December 1, 2013, Bankruptcy Rules 1007(b)( 7), 4004(c)(1), 5009(b), 9006(d),  9013 and 9014 are amended. 
Please review the changes at  the following link:   

November 26, 2013

Effective  Monday, November 25, 2013,  there will be 2 Motion to Sell events:   
Motion to Use, Sell or Lease Property 363(b) and Motion  to Sell Property Free and Clear of Liens  363( f).  
Please be sure the title of your PDF...

November 25, 2013

In order to permit more time with family and friends, the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Illinois will be closed
on Thursday, November 28 and Friday, November 29, 2013, in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday...

November 18, 2013


View Updated Schedule of Fees – 28 U.S.C. 1930.

November 7, 2013

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