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.

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 Friday, July 5, 2013, in observance of the Independence Day holiday. Any matter previously set for...

May 31, 2013

The power has been restored and court will be held as usual. Please report to court location of City Hall....

May 31, 2013

A transformer located in front of Joliet City Hall where Judge Black holds court on Fridays was blown out. We are uncertain if Com Ed will be able to have power fully restored by start of court tomorrow, Friday, May 31,...

May 30, 2013

Judge Doyle will be participating in the court's Calendar Adjustment Program from June 1, 2013 through August 31, 2013.

May 29, 2013

The deadline to nominate new members for the Bankruptcy Liaison Committee has been extended to Friday, June 7, 2013.

Complete details at New Members Announcement...

May 29, 2013

His chapter 13 call for that day is canceled. Motions noticed for hearing on August 6, 2013, will be continued for hearing to August 13, 2013, at 10:30 a.m.

May 23, 2013
December 1, 1998

The updated Minute Order Form is now available in the Forms section of the website.

June 11, 1999

The opinions are located under the specific Judge's page on the Web Site and may be viewed and downloaded in PDF or WordPerfect format.

June 15, 1999

Effective July 1, 1999 Thomas Vaughn is appointed Chapter 13 Standing Trustee for the United States Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division, to replace Craig Phelps who is retiring.
All pending Chapter 13 cases...

June 30, 1999

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