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.

You are invited to attend the Bankruptcy Liaison Committee's Annual Holiday Party. The party will take place on Wednesday, December 11, 2013 from 6-8 pm at the law offices of Jenner & Block. If you plan to attend, it is important to RSVP to...

December 3, 2013

Following the lead of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit and the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Illinois will be closed...

December 11, 2013

In light of the order signed by Chief Judges Wood and Castillo closing the Dirksen Federal Courthouse on December 24, 2013, in connection with the Christmas holiday, Judge Goldgar’s chapter 13 call that day will be canceled. All matters set for...

December 10, 2013

The Bankruptcy Court will close at 3:00 P.M. today in celebration of the New Year.

December 31, 2013

Effective August 30, 2013 Timothy K. Liou was permanently suspended from practice before the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Illinois.
Pursuant to an order entered 11/27/2013, there is a...

November 27, 2013

Effective December 1, 2013, Bankruptcy Rules 1007(b)( 7), 4004(c)(1), 5009(b), 9006(d),  9013 and 9014 are amended. 
Please review the changes at  the following link:   

November 26, 2013

Effective  Monday, November 25, 2013,  there will be 2 Motion to Sell events:   
Motion to Use, Sell or Lease Property 363(b) and Motion  to Sell Property Free and Clear of Liens  363( f).  
Please be sure the title of your PDF...

November 25, 2013

In order to permit more time with family and friends, the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Illinois will be closed
on Thursday, November 28 and Friday, November 29, 2013, in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday...

November 18, 2013


View Updated Schedule of Fees – 28 U.S.C. 1930.

November 7, 2013

The Official Bankruptcy Forms listed below have been adopted by the Judicial Conference of the United States to be effective December 01, 2013. For additional information regarding the affected forms below, please visit


November 7, 2013