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.

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 match the titles...

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

On Saturday, January 14, 2012 nationwide maintenance will be performed on the PACER/CM/ECF systems. Disruptions will begin at 8 AM CST and continue until 5 PM CST. 

During the maintenance period on Saturday, you may not be able to log in,...

January 11, 2012

The next Chicago Bar Association Bankruptcy and Reorganization committee meeting will be held on Wednesday, January 18, 2012, 12:15 -1:30 PM. The  topic will be "Bankruptcy Jurisdiction after Anna Nicole: The Impact of  Stern v. Marshall". Please...

January 12, 2012

This is to invite applications for a staff law clerk position with the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Illinois in Chicago, with vacancy to be filled as soon as possible. Service will be from the time position is...

January 13, 2012