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 Proof of Claim Form has been revised effective December 1, 2011. Please begin using the revised Proof of Claim form, the new attachment and the new supplements for all cases.

Official Form 10 (...

December 5, 2011

Commencing February 3, 2012, Chapter 13 matters will be heard every other Friday (with some exceptions) according to the following schedule:

December 5, 2011

The court will be performing several essential pieces of system maintenance over the weekend. Though most of this work will be transparent to external court users an important point, the court's Internet site will be removed from service. In case...

December 8, 2011

This is the first of two messages associated to the retirement of Judge Squires.

As you  know, Judge John H. Squires will be retiring from the bench at the end of 2011 after 24 years of distinguished  service.


December 22, 2011

At their regular monthly meeting in December,the bankruptcy judges for the Northern District of Illinois approved  a major change  in the Administrative...

December 22, 2011

Please see Announcement of December 22, 2011 "Reassignment of Judge Squires' Pending Cases" for a detailed explanation of the reassignment rationale.

December 23, 2011

Effective January 1, 2012, Judge Wedoff will employ a new procedure for scheduling and conducting hearings on certain motions for relief from the automatic stay. The procedures will apply only in Chapter 7 cases and only to motions alleging that...

December 28, 2011

A memorial service for Judge John D. Schwartz will be held on Friday, January 6, 2012, at 3:00 p.m. in the James Benton Parsons Memorial Courtroom, room 2525, 219 South Dearborn, Chicago, IL. All are invited to attend.

December 29, 2011

In accordance with the Revised Administrative Procedures for Electronic Filing, effective January 1, 2012, there are now 2 Declarations for Electronic Filing. We have created 2 events in CM/ECF to match the titles...

December 30, 2011