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 U. S. Bankruptcy Courts encourage the bankruptcy community to utilize Electronic Bankruptcy Noticing (EBN). EBN is a free service that allows court notices to be transmitted electronically. delivering them faster and more conveniently. Some...

August 27, 2010

We have created a new event, Notice of Mortgage Payment Change. This event is now available for your use. Please be sure that a proper caption is included on your document and that the title is consistent with the title of the event. If you have...

September 7, 2010

Effective, October 15, 2010, use of this model plan is mandatory. It may also be used at any time prior to October 15, 2010.
Amended Chapter 13 Model Plan.

September 13, 2010

The new form can be found at this link.
Please begin use of the new form immediately.

September 14, 2010

The court will be performing system maintenance. To accomplish this CM/ECF will be removed from service at 4:00 PM CT, Friday, September 24th. Service is expected to be restored by Saturday September 25th at approximately 12PM CT (possibly...

September 21, 2010

Judge Squires will not be hearing Chapter 7 and 11 original motions on Mondays as of January 3, 2011.
Chicago Chapter 7 and 11 original motions may be set for Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9:30 a.m. only.
If there is a set matter that...

October 7, 2010

Use of these forms, Bankruptcy and Adversary, will be required for all motions and proposed orders presented on and after November 1, 2010. Based on feedback from our filer-base and the bench we have posted an updated version of the fillable...

October 13, 2010

This form must be used for all cases filed on or after December 1, 2010, but use may begin immediately.

October 22, 2010

Effective November 1, 2010 use of the court's fillable order forms is required.

Please use the new forms for all proposed orders other than those listed on the court's web site under the...

October 29, 2010

Please use the newly adopted "Order to Redact" forms which have been posted on the court's internet site when asking the court to redact private information filed on documents in violation of...

November 1, 2010