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.

The court has updated the Fillable Form Orders for Bankruptcy and Adversary cases. Additionally, a fillable version of the Order Allowing Compensation for Representation of Chapter 13 Debtor has been created. Please adopt the use of these forms...

March 5, 2012

CBA Bankruptcy and Reorganization Committee meeting is scheduled for Thursday, March 22 at 12:15 p.m. Panelists will be the Chapter 13 trustees from the Eastern Division, Marilyn O. Marshall, Tom Vaughn and Glenn Stearns.

March 12, 2012

On Saturday, March 31, 2012 the court will be performing some very important system maintenance from 8:00 AM until 12:00 PM CDT. As a result most of the systems will be shutdown except CM/ECF for outside filers....

March 29, 2012

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