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.

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

The Judicial Council of the Seventh Circuit is seeking applicants for two bankruptcy judge positions for the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois to fill the positions of Judge Squires, who will retire as of January...

March 29, 2011

The United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Illinois will be fully operational during the next two weeks (April 11 - 22, 2011), even if legislation is not enacted to fund continued government operations. All scheduled hearings...

April 8, 2011

Effective Friday, April 15, 2011, the event, Amended Petition will be modified. This event will now display a list of items that you can choose to identify the information being amended. This change is being made to minimize the information you...

April 13, 2011

Effective Friday, April 15, 2011, the event, Request for Service will be modified to allow you to add a new creditor record. An additional screen will display. Please enter the name and address of the creditor on this screen. This will insure the...

April 14, 2011

Effective Friday, April 15, 2011, the event, Reaffirmation Agreement, will be modified. You will now be asked to select whether the debtor's attorney has signed the agreement. The option you choose will appear on the final screen. so you can...

April 14, 2011

General Order 11-02 has been amended to add language emphasizing that the requirements in Paragraph 1 regarding all agreements between debtors and their attorneys apply in all chapters. Additional language has also been added to emphasize that...

April 22, 2011

The Bankruptcy Court Liaison Committee is looking for practicing attorneys who are interested in serving on the Committee. There will be several positions with two-year terms open to attorneys for the Committee’s next term, which commences in...

April 25, 2011

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