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.

Webinar - How the Bankruptcy Court is Coping with the COVID-19 Crisis
May 29, 2020
9:30am - 10:00am

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May 14, 2020

Judge Barnes' Thursday, May 28, 2020 Court Call will begin at 1:30 p.m., including any matters currently set for 1:00 p.m

May 26, 2020

In accordance with General Order No. 20-05, the court has adopted a temporary Model Pretrial Order for Video Trials. The form is a stripped-down pretrial order containing only those provisions the court has determined supply “appropriate...

May 21, 2020

Judge Barnes' Thursday, May 21, 2020 Court Call will begin at 1:30 p.m., including any matters currently set for 1:00 p.m.

May 18, 2020

This Second Amended General Order makes important changes to the procedures of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Illinois. The Second Amended General Order alters the earlier Amended General Order in three ways:

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May 18, 2020

The CM/ECF Live system of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Illinois (ILNB) will be undergoing maintenance beginning at 4:00 AM CT Saturday, May 16, 2020, through 12:00 PM CT. During this period, access to CM/ECF...

May 15, 2020

Pay.gov services will be undergoing maintenance on Saturday May 16, 2020 from 5:00 PM through 9:00 PM Central Time. During this period, pay.gov services may be inaccessible.

We appreciate your patience and understanding.

May 15, 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...

May 13, 2020

Judge Barnes' Thursday, May 14, 2020 Court Call will begin at 1:30 p.m., including any matters currently set for 1:00 p.m.

May 11, 2020

Please note that a new event, Notice of Debtor’s Request for Mortgage Forbearance, is now available. The event will allow you to link to a claim, if appropriate, and add a Certificate of Service.

Procedures have been updated and are...

May 7, 2020

The CM/ECF Live system of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Illinois (ILNB) will be undergoing maintenance beginning at 6:00 AM CT Saturday, May 9, 2020, through 6:00 PM CT. The CM/ECF Live system will be unavailable...

May 6, 2020

Judge Barnes' Thursday, May 7, 2020 Court Call will begin at 1:30 p.m., including any matters currently set for 1:00 p.m.

May 4, 2020

Judge Barnes' Thursday, April 30, 2020 Court Call will begin at 1:30 p.m., including all matters currently set for 1:00 p.m.

April 27, 2020

Adoption of Amended Interim Bankruptcy Rule 1020.

Implementing the Small Business Reorganization Act of 2019 (amended as required by the CARES Act).

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April 24, 2020

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