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.

Judge Barnes' Thursday, April 9, 2020 Court Call will begin at 1:30 p.m.

April 7, 2020

Judge Barnes' Thursday, April 2, 2020 Court Call will begin at 1:30 p.m.

March 30, 2020

Judge Cassling will be participating in the court’s Calendar Adjustment Program from May 1, 2020 through and including June 30, 2020.

Please Note: The second correction changed the start date of Judge Cassling calendar...

March 24, 2020

Please see the attached notice for updated procedures regarding telephonic § 341 meetings.  A copy of the Declaration form mentioned in the notice is also attached.

March 23, 2020

The bankruptcy court's public service counters at the Chicago and Rockford courthouses are closed until further notice.  The clerk's office will still take papers for filing by mail from pro se parties.  

See the attachment for further...

March 21, 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, March 21, 2020, through 12:00 PM CT.  During this period, access to CM/ECF...

March 20, 2020

In response to the COVID-19 emergency, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Illinois has made important changes to its procedures.  Among them:

(1) All hearings will be conducted by telephone.  There will be no personal...

March 19, 2020

Effective March 17, 2020, all in-person chapter 7, 12, and 13 section 341 meetings scheduled through April 30, 2020, in the Western Division will be conducted in the manner described in the United States Trustee’s Notice Regarding § 341...

March 16, 2020

Effective immediately, all in-person chapter 7, 12, and 13 section 341 meetings scheduled through April 10, 2020, are hereby continued until a later date to be determined. Absent special circumstances, section 341 meetings may not proceed during...

March 16, 2020

Until the court as a whole adopts and announces a uniform approach to the present crisis, Judge Barnes will continue to conduct in person hearings as scheduled in Courtroom 744.  Any change to that will be as stated by the court or Judge Barnes...

March 15, 2020

For all of Judge Doyle’s Court Calls beginning Tuesday, March 17, 2020 and continuing until further notice:

To minimize in-court appearances to the extent possible:

  1. Agreed continuances and orders: All parties are...
March 13, 2020

For the next three (3) Mondays, Judge Jacqueline P. Cox Chapter 13 Court Calls only, will be heard in the Ceremonial Courtroom 2525.
The dates to be exact are:

Monday - March 16
Monday - March 23
...

March 13, 2020

Parties should contact Judge Thorne’s chambers at least one day in advance of any hearing date to request an in-person hearing in the courthouse.

To minimize in-court appearances to the extent possible:

Agreed...

March 13, 2020

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