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.

Please be advised that on Friday, September 5, 2008 Judge Squires will hear his cases in courtroom 4012 instead of courtroom 4016 on this date only.
There will be signs posted. Renoticing or amending current motions set for this date is "...

August 27, 2008

Please note that September 18, 2008 will be the last court call before Judge John D. Schwartz on his pending cases. Shortly after that date all pending cases currently assigned to him will be reassigned to other Judges of this Court. Notices will...

September 4, 2008

Effective September 18, 2008, all motions for payment of unclaimed funds will be heard by Judge Carol A. Doyle on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10:00 a.m. (See Procedural Requirements for the Payment of Previously Unclaimed...

September 11, 2008

Effective September 18, 2008
IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that effective the close of business Thursday, September 18,2008, all pending bankruptcy cases and adversary proceedings assigned to Judge John D. Schwartz will be randomly reassigned to...

September 18, 2008

The court must perform a series of complex software and operating systems upgrades over the next 3 weekends.
Electronic case filing will not be available during these upgrades.

The details:
09/28/08 Sunday...

September 25, 2008

Wireless Access to the Internet
on the 7th, 6th and 2nd floors of the Dirksen Federal Courthouse is available.
Please do not use electronic equipment in the courtrooms. Limit your Internet use to the public areas or...

September 29, 2008

The court must perform a series of complex software and operating systems upgrades over the next 2 weekends.
Electronic case filing will not be available during these upgrades.

The details:
10/03/08 - 10/04/08...

October 1, 2008

The court has recently learned of a very serious, negative, performance issue associated with CM/ECF, version 3.2. Prudence dictates that installation of CM/ECF version 3.2 be postponed until this problem has been resolved.

The weekend...

October 10, 2008

The Bankruptcy Judges of the Northern District of Illinois are considering the possibility of adopting a flat fee arrangement for creditors’ counsel in Chapter 13 cases that would allow the approval of attorneys’ fees in specified amounts or...

November 12, 2008

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