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 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

Pay.gov 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. Pay.gov 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

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.

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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

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