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.

To assist with a current PACER program assessment, users of PACER may participate in a short survey, takes only about 2 minutes to complete, regarding their satisfaction with current services and any suggestions for potential enhancements. This...

December 7, 2009

In order to permit more time with family and friends, the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Illinois will be closed on Thursday, December 24, and Friday, December 25, 2009 in observance of the Christmas holiday. Any...

December 8, 2009

Due to inclement weather, the Rockford Bankruptcy Clerk’s Office will be Closing today at 2:00 p.m. If you have an emergency that requires immediate attention, please contact Ray Matlock at 815-780-0354.

December 9, 2009

The Committee has decided to post this Newsletter so that members of the Bar are aware of the types of topics that are discussed at the Committee meetings, and can offer their input regarding the same.

December 21, 2009

The Court's main Internet site and CM/ECF, electronic filing, will be removed from service at 8:00 AM, February 13, 2010 for approximately one hour.

February 9, 2010

CM/ECF will be removed from service for maintenance at 8:00 AM CST, February 21, 2010 for approximately one hour.
We appreciate your patience and understanding.

February 18, 2010

Effective Monday March 8, 2010 the Clerk’s office (in both divisions) will expand the hours of operation. The Clerk’s office will be open from 8:30 until 4:30; and the Customer Service Information line (312) 435-5694 will be answered from 8:30...

March 4, 2010

Voice Case Information System (VCIS), is a free system that provides basic information via a toll-free phone call. It has been in use for many years, and is an important component of access to court records.
Recently a new system has been...

March 9, 2010

The success of the new McVCIS system has surpassed expectations, and therefore, the VCIS system will be shutdown on April 1, 2010.
The new number is 1-866-222-8029.
The Illinois Northern Bankruptcy Court is #15....

March 22, 2010

Effective immediately, please be advised that all of Judge Squires' DuPage Chapter 13 Matters will be set for 10:30 a.m. This includes all Chapter 13 original motions, adversaries, set matters and confirmations. This change will be effective...

April 12, 2010