News & Announcements

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November 23, 2010

The BCLC's November 2010 Newsletter is now available for your viewing pleasure.

November 23, 2010

Effective, October 15, 2010, use of this model plan is mandatory for case filed on 10/15/2010 and later. It may also be used for any case filed prior to October 15, 2010.
Amended Chapter 13 Model...

November 23, 2010

On November 20, 2010, the CM/ECF Notice of Electronic Filing (NEF) email system was changed for the entire federal judiciary. This was expected to be a transparent change but if you are missing any NEF's, please look at the "SPAM/Junk" folder in...

November 29, 2010

You can now add the Debtor Name and Case Number to this form. Please begin using the modified form and remember to complete the name and case number, whenever you are filing the Model Retention Agreement as an individual entry. 

If you...

December 13, 2010

The event, Request for Service of Notice - No Paper, will be modified Monday, December 20, 2010 to require a PDF. At the present time, this event does NOT require that you attach a PDF. We are making this change for Quality Control purposes to...

December 13, 2010

At 9:00 PM tonight, CM/ECF will be down for some important maintenance.
We expect the outage will take approximately a half hour, until 9:30 PM.

We appreciate your patience and understanding.

December 15, 2010

Due to continued increase in the number of cases filed in the Northern District of Illinois, we have adjusted the beginning number of cases filed in the Western Division (Rockford) for calendar year 2011 to begin at 80,000. Thus all cases filed...

January 4, 2011

CM/ECF will not be available Saturday, January 15, 2011. There will be no interruption of access to CM/ECF this weekend, January 8 - 9, 2011. Saturday, January 15, 2011 CM/ECF will not be available between the hours of, approximately, 07:00 AM...

January 7, 2011