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.

Revised form effective June 1, 2009.

Model Retention Agreement

May 13, 2009

The "Required Statement to Accompany Motions for Relief from Stay" has been amended to require additional information regarding the nature of post-petition default payments...

May 26, 2009

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. An Access and Fairness survey was administered to the court users during...

June 2, 2009

will be honored at a reception by
The Bankruptcy and Reorganization Committee
of the Chicago Bar Association

Thursday, June 18, 2009
5:00 to 7:00 p.m.


June 11, 2009

In an effort to cure performance issues encountered this week, CM/ECF will be stopped allowing certain configuration changes to be made. It is not certain that these changes will rectify all...

July 8, 2009

We understand that many users of the court's electronic filing systems have experienced performance issues over the past months.

The court, working with elements of national system support, has developed a plan to move to a new processing...

August 13, 2009

The court will be installing a new version of CM/ECF the weekend of August 21 - 22, Version 3.3.2. To accomplish this CM/ECF will be removed from service at 4:00 P.M., Friday, August 21st.  Service is expected to be restored by Saturday afternoon...

August 14, 2009

The "Required Statement to Accompany Motions for Relief from Stay" form has been revised, effective August 18, 2009, which now requires post-petition payment history in Chapter 13 cases. Please begin using this...

August 19, 2009

Due to a variety of issues, the CM/ECF outage planned for this weekend has been postponed. The system will be available throughout the weekend without any interruptions. The planned outage will be re-scheduled for a later date.

September 17, 2009

On Friday, October 2nd 2009 CM/ECF at 4:00 PM CDT CM/ECF will be upgraded to a new hardware platform. This upgrade, among many things, will address the performance issues many have experienced with the recent increase in case filings.


September 30, 2009