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.

Pending cases assigned to Judge Sonderby have been reassigned to Judge Timothy Barnes and Judge Janet Baer.


May 16, 2012

All Court electronic services have been restored. You may resume filing new case documents at this time. All Court Website Services are also restored.

Again, we extend our regrets and apology of the extended delay of service restoration....

June 25, 2012

On Saturday, September 1, 2012, the court will be performing important system maintenance from 8:00 AM until 5:00 PM Central Daylight Time. During this outage most court services including the court's website will be unavailable. During the...

August 29, 2012

The Bankruptcy Court Liaison Committee created a survey regarding local practice in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Illinois. This survey is for all practitioners who appear before the United States Bankruptcy...

October 25, 2012

View Interim Local Rule for complete details.

December 14, 2012

No interruption of CM/ECF services occurred during this maintenance.

February 8, 2013

The Court has created a new Internet Website which is compliant with a national, standard website template. This template was developed in response to feedback received from court constituents expressing that consistency in design would improve...

February 22, 2013

The court must make an important repair to an element of the e-filing system. The outage will commence at approximately 5:00 PM CST. Service is expected to be restored within an hour. A list service and announcement will be posted when E-filing,...

February 8, 2013

Judge Schmetterer will be participating in the court’s Calendar Adjustment Program from March 1, 2013 through May 31, 2013. All documents shall continue to be filed with Judge Schmetterer’s name on them and noticed for hearing before Judge...

January 30, 2013