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.

The court will be performing several essential pieces of system maintenance over the weekend. Though most of this work will be transparent to external court users an important point, the court's Internet site will be removed from service. In case...

December 8, 2011

This is the first of two messages associated to the retirement of Judge Squires.

As you  know, Judge John H. Squires will be retiring from the bench at the end of 2011 after 24 years of distinguished  service.


December 22, 2011

At their regular monthly meeting in December,the bankruptcy judges for the Northern District of Illinois approved  a major change  in the Administrative...

December 22, 2011

Please see Announcement of December 22, 2011 "Reassignment of Judge Squires' Pending Cases" for a detailed explanation of the reassignment rationale.

December 23, 2011

Effective January 1, 2012, Judge Wedoff will employ a new procedure for scheduling and conducting hearings on certain motions for relief from the automatic stay. The procedures will apply only in Chapter 7 cases and only to motions alleging that...

December 28, 2011

A memorial service for Judge John D. Schwartz will be held on Friday, January 6, 2012, at 3:00 p.m. in the James Benton Parsons Memorial Courtroom, room 2525, 219 South Dearborn, Chicago, IL. All are invited to attend.

December 29, 2011

In accordance with the Revised Administrative Procedures for Electronic Filing, effective January 1, 2012, there are now 2 Declarations for Electronic Filing. We have created 2 events in CM/ECF to...

December 30, 2011

Judge Schmetterer will NOT be sitting on Wednesday, January 4, 2012. See the Courtroom Deputy for a continue date. Otherwise, all matters will be continued to January 11th, 18th, or 25th. Attorneys will receive a Notice of Electronic Filing for...

January 3, 2012

Judge Schmetterer will NOT be sitting on Thursday, January 5, and Friday, January 6, 2012. Please see the Courtroom Deputy for a continued date. Otherwise all matters will be continued to the week of January 9, 2012 (excluding...

January 4, 2012

The Judicial Council of the Seventh Circuit is seeking applicants for a bankruptcy judge position for the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Western Division headquartered in Rockford.

January 6, 2012