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.

Judge Bruce W. Black will hear all matters for Chicago in COURTROOM 719. Please notice any new motion that is to be heard after July 1, 2011 for Courtroom 719. All matters previously noticed and/or continued for a date after July 1, 2011 will...

June 21, 2011

Effective July 1, 2011, Judge Bruce Black will become the Chief Judge of the Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Illinois, replacing the current Chief, Judge Carol Doyle. Chief Judge Black will continue to hear all matters assigned to...

June 29, 2011

Pursuant to section 2071(b) of Title 28 of the United States Code regarding appropriate public notice and opportunity for comment, public notice is hereby given that the Court has approved for publication a proposed amendment to the following...

July 11, 2011

On Thursday, July 14, 2011, the court will be performing an important upgrade. As a result the following services will be unavailable from, approximately, 7:00 am and 7:30 am.

CM/ECF(PACER)
Public website (...

July 12, 2011

See Courtroom Deputy for a continue date. Otherwise, all matters will be continued to July 26, 2011

July 18, 2011

On Thursday, July 21, 2011, CM/ECF will be removed from service at 4:00 PM. Access and service will be restored at approximately 6:30 PM; outage duration, 2 hours and 30 minutes.
We apologize for this inconvenience and assure you we take...

July 19, 2011

Form Orders 23a and 23b, "ORDER ALLOWING COMPENSATION FOR REPRESENTATION OF CHAPTER 13 DEBTOR" have been updated to default all field dollar values to $0.00 unless replaced by filer with a dollar amount.

Effective immediately, begin use of...

August 30, 2011

Effective Wednesday ,September 21, 2011, we will no longer include a Proof of Claim form with 341 notices or Chapter 7 notices establishing a claims deadline. This change has been mandated by our Administrative office as a cost-savings measure...

September 14, 2011

On Friday, September 16th, 2011, we will perform an important upgrade. The following services will be unavailable from, approximately, 6:30 am to 7:00 am.

Outside CM/ECF(PACER)
Outside Training CM/ECF
Outside Test CM/ECF...

September 15, 2011

Regarding Disclosure of Agreements Between Debtors and their Attorneys in All Cases and Compensation in Chapter 13 Cases

View Second Amended General Order 11-02...

September 21, 2011

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