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 next Chicago Bar Association Bankruptcy and Reorganization committee meeting will be held on Wednesday, November 16, 2011 from 12:15  to 1:30 p.m. A panel of speakers will go over how to determine the proper exemptions to use, and what...

November 9, 2011

The Court will be updating CM/ECF commencing Thursday evening and continuing through, under best circumstances, Saturday evening, and possibly through Sunday.

During the CM/ECF outage our replica system will be...

November 9, 2011

Updated versions of the Model Chapter 13 Plan have been posted. Use of these forms is required effective 12/01/2011.
These forms include the necessary modifications for compliance with Rule 3002.1.

November 14, 2011

Please Join Us in Celebrating the 2011 Holiday Season.
View invitation for complete information.

November 15, 2011

he BCLC's November 2011 Newsletter is now available for your viewing pleasure.

November 16, 2011

Judge John H. Squires and his staff invite you to a reception in honor of his retirement on his last (Chicago) day on the bench. Thursday, December 22, 2011, immediately following his call that day. Any well wishes, comments, fond memories,...

November 29, 2011

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

November 30, 2011

Due to the inclement weather, The U.S. Bankruptcy Court located at 327 South Church Street, Rockford, Illinois will close today at 2:30 p.m. Please review the Courts website at for...

March 5, 2013

The District Court has approved amendments to the Local Bankruptcy Rules. The revised rules will be effective January 1, 2012.

View revised Local Rules

December 1, 2011

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