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.

Effective Monday, November 9, 2015, you are invited and encouraged  to review and test  the modified events that will become effective December 1, 2015.

There is no change to the process of opening a Bankruptcy case, although there are...

November 9, 2015

The United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Illinois through our Training Team will be...

November 4, 2015

All court electronic services have been restored. You may resume filing new case documents at this time.

Use the following link to go directly to CM/ECF:

November 7, 2015

Due to scheduled maintenance, most electronic services will be unavailable from Friday evening, November 6, 2015, 4:00 PM through, approximately, November 7, 2015, 2:00 PM.

During this period access to a backup version of Electronic Filing...

November 3, 2015

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 26 and Friday, November 27, 2015, in observance of Thanksgiving Day. Any matter...

November 4, 2015

You’re invited to the Annual Bench-Bar Holiday Party.
Come and enjoy cocktails and appetizers...

November 4, 2015

Please be advised that updated fillable forms are available on the court's website. These forms include Judge Thorne in the appropriate selection areas. Please update your forms library. Thank you.

November 3, 2015

District Court has given preliminary approval and is accepting public comments. For complete details visit District Court's website at:

November 2, 2015

Administrative Order 15-06 "Reassignment of Judge Eugene R. Wedoff's Cases"


October 28, 2015