COURT OPERATIONS AND 341 MEETINGS DURING COVID-19 EMERGENCY

Public Service Counters at Chicago and Rockford courthouses closed.  Posted March 21, 2020
Notice - Public Service Counters at Chicago and Rockford courthouses closed

Notice Regarding § 341 Meetings in the Northern District of Illinois – Western Division Only.  Posted March 23, 2020
Notice - Updated procedures regarding telephonic § 341 meetings

Declaration Confirming Identity and Social Security Number

Adoption of Amended Interim Bankruptcy Rule 1020.
Implementing the Small Business Reorganization Act of 2019 (amended as required by the CARES Act).   Posted April 24, 2020
General Order No. 20-04.

Third Notice Regarding Telephonic Chapter 7 § 341 Meetings in the Northern District of Illinois – Eastern Division Only.    Posted May 1, 2020
Third Notice - 341 Telephonic Instructions For Chapter 7 Cases

IMPORTANT:  Trials and Evidentiary Hearings during COVID-19 Public Emergency.    Posted May 13, 2020
In response to the COVID-19 emergency, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Illinois has made additional important changes to its procedures.  Beginning June 1, 2020, all trials and evidentiary hearings will be conducted remotely by videoconferencing. See General Order No. 20-05 for details.

IMPORTANT: Court Proceedings During COVID-19 Public Emergency.  Posted May 18, 2020
Second Amended General Order No. 20-03

Model Pretrial Order for Video Trials.    Announcement posted May 21, 2020
Model Pretrial Order for Video Trials