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 has updated the fillable proposed order forms for Bankruptcy and Adversary cases. Additionally, a fillable version of the Order Allowing Compensation for Representation of Chapter 13 Debtor has been created. Please adopt the use of...

May 13, 2011

The times at which matters will be heard in Lake County will change for four dates only: Aug. 26, Sept. 16, Oct. 7 and Oct 28, On those dates only , matters will be heard at the following times:

9:00. New chapter...

May 20, 2011

Thursday, August 18, 2011
White Sox v. Cleveland Indians
Tickets: $62
(includes game, food and drinks)
Patio Opens: 5:40 pm
First Pitch: 7:10 pm


June 3, 2011

CM/ECF LIVE will be down for important maintenance at 6PM CDT on 06/08/2011. You will not be able to file or view documents during the outage. We expect the outage will take approximately 1 hour, with the system operational at 7PM (it may be...

June 7, 2011

The Judicial Council of the Seventh Circuit is now seeking applicants for three bankruptcy judge positions for the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. Subsequent to the notice seeking applicants for the positions...

June 7, 2011

CM/ECF is now online and services have been restored.
You may now proceed to file documents or view case/court information.
Due to the outage, system demand at this time is very high and may result in a slower than normal response...

March 6, 2013

A processing issue with CM/ECF has occurred.
We are troubleshooting the problem.
Our best estimate is that service may be restored later this afternoon.

Sorry for your inconvenience and thank you for your patience.

March 6, 2013

We at the United States Bankruptcy Court Northern District of Illinois are extremely pleased with the willingness of court users to take their time to complete our surveys. This is our 5th year administering our Customer Satisfaction Survey. The...

June 10, 2011

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