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.

Beginning March 14, 2008, the location of the Lake County bankruptcy court call will change. Lake County chapter 7 and chapter 13 bankruptcy matters will be no longer be heard in the Lake County Courthouse at 18 North County Street, Waukegan. The...

December 28, 2007

On Sunday, January 20, 2008, electrical power to a significant portion of our building will be turned off. Unfortunately, the data processing center which hosts our primary CM/ECF equipment is in the part of the building that will be without...

January 16, 2008

Due to unexpected equipment difficulties associated to the Sunday power outage full CM/ECF service will not be restored until Monday, January 21th, late morning or early afternoon.

January 20, 2008

The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2008 contains a provision that increased the quarterly fees on disbursements paid by chapter 11 debtors in U.S. trustee regions. The new fees went into effect on January 1, 2008, and are first due from...

January 22, 2008

The court's web site has been updated. Not just a facelift, but a completely new site from the ground up. Though the look and feel are not too dramatically different, our goal was to make it easier to find the items you are searching, keep the...

January 23, 2008

On Sunday, February 17, 2008, electrical power to our Court will be turned off. Unfortunately, the data processing center which hosts our primary CM/ECF equipment and website is in the part of the Court that will be without power. The outage is...

February 13, 2008

To improve the accuracy of the Bankruptcy Case Opening process and in response to our customers' concerns, the system will be modified to require that the county field be completed for each case. Currently, the system defaults the county field to...

February 26, 2008

The Court’s Standing Order Regarding Filing of Payment Advices effective October 17, 2005 has been replaced effective June 23, 2008 by General Order No. 08-01 Regarding Pay Advices. For all Chapter 7 cases filed on or after June 23, 2008, pay...

February 29, 2008

The Office of the United States Trustee will be moving from its Monroe Street location to the Dirksen Federal Court House over the weekend of Friday, April 4th. On that Friday, the Chicago UST office will have no access to telephones, fax...

March 11, 2008

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