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.

Effective December 1, 2008, the District Court adopted revised local rules for the Bankruptcy Court.

December 4, 2008

The following revised or new Official forms are available on our website at: Bankruptcy Forms

B 1 Exhibit D - Individual Debtor's Statement of Compliance with Credit Counseling Requirement

December 18, 2008

Court will not be held at the Western Division Office (Rockford), today, Friday December 19, 2008 due to inclement weather. Matters schedule to be heard today are rescheduled to Tuesday, December 23, 2008, at the time originally scheduled on...

December 19, 2008

Administrative Procedures for the Case Management/Electronic Case Filing System, amended through December 16, 2008 have been posted.

December 22, 2008

On Friday, January 16, 2009, Judge Squires will be holding court in Room 2011 instead of Room 4016 on this date only.
Renoticing/Amending any current motions set for hearing on that date is "not" necessary as there will be signs posted on...

January 13, 2009

All matters on calendar for February 2, 2009 for Judge Barbosa, at the Federal Building, 211 South Court Street, Room 115, in Rockford, IL, are cancelled. All matters are rescheduled for February 9, 2009 at the times originally scheduled. If you...

January 27, 2009

Effective, the weekend of February 13, 2009, the Court will be upgrading the electronic case filing application, CM/ECF. Many new features will be included.

February 2, 2009

The court will be installing a new version of CM/ECF the weekend of February 13 - 16, Version 3.3.1. To accomplish this CM/ECF will be removed from service at 4:00 P.M. Friday, February 13th. Service is expected to be restored by Sunday evening...

February 10, 2009