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.

Due to potential blizzard conditions, the Bankruptcy Court (Dirksen and Rockford Courthouses) will be closed Wednesday, February 2, 2011. The court will continue to provide updates via its Internet website and list service e-mail message. Please...

February 1, 2011

The Court will be open for business, Thursday, February 3, 2011. Please visit specific judge web pages for scheduling updates.

Thank your for your understanding regarding our closure, Wednesday, due to the hazardous weather conditions.

February 2, 2011

We've recently conducted a review of all the Motions to Dismiss that have been filed during the past several months. Our sample revealed that in almost 10% of the filings, the title of the motion and proposed order did not match the event that...

February 11, 2011

Effective March 15, 2011, The Administrative Procedures for the Case Management/Electronic Case Filing system have been amended as follows:

Section II.A.1.b., formerly "reserved" now reads: Time for Filing Motions...

February 14, 2011

Due to a major telecommunication upgrade early this morning, credit card payment processing was interrupted. As of 12:40 PM, today, February 15, 2011, payment processing has been restored. If you were affected by this failure you may make your...

February 15, 2011

Effective Tuesday, March 1, 2011, the electronic Summons created in CM/ECF when an Adversary complaint is filed, will be modified. The Summons will now include an additional line directly above the first paragraph to identify the defendant. The...

February 28, 2011

The correct event to use when filing a Certificate of Service for the Summons and Complaint, that is successfully served, is Summons Service Executed. This event now requires that you select the name of a defendant from the party list, instead of...

March 1, 2011

Chief Judge James F. Holderman announced that  as of July 1, 2011 Judge Bruce W. Black has been selected by the judges of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois to serve as the next Chief Judge of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court...

March 2, 2011

The Bankruptcy Court has issued General Order 11-02 that contains important changes regarding attorneys' agreements with debtors in all cases and compensation of debtor's attorneys in Chapter 13 cases. The General Order provides, among other...

March 17, 2011

Effective April 15, 2011, the Court-approved retention agreement and Form 23, Attorneys Application for Compensation in Chapter 13 cases, has been revised. These forms may be used immediately, but must be used in all cases filed on or after April...

March 24, 2011

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