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.

Amendments to the Bankruptcy Court's Local Rules were approved by the District Court on March 29, 2018.  The rules, as amended, are posted on the court's website (...

April 10, 2018

The Honorable Robert E. Ginsberg, a noted scholar in the field of bankruptcy law, died on March 17, 2018, at the age of 73. He served as a United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Northern District of Illinois from 1985...

March 19, 2018

Effective Thursday, March 1, 2018, and in accordance with Bankruptcy Rule 3015(d), the Clerk of the Court will only serve chapter 13 plans filed with the petition itself. The debtor will be responsible for serving any plan filed after the...

February 22, 2018

Effective February 28, 2018, Judge Schmetterer's Chapter 13 Non-Adversary Motions will be heard as follows until further notice:
10:00 a.m. - Original Motions
10:30 a.m. - Set Motions
11:00 a.m. - Confirmation Call

February 21, 2018

Please note that there are now 4 events available to file this document.

Objection to Claim with Notice of Hearing and Amended Objection to Claim with Notice of Hearing.

Includes a request to determine the amount...

February 21, 2018

The CM/ECF Live, Test, and Training systems of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Illinois (ILNB) will be unavailable beginning at 8:00 AM CT Saturday, February 17, 2018, through 12:00 PM (noon) in order to perform...

February 13, 2018

Judge Thorne's 10:00 call, Tuesday 2/13 ONLY, is being moved to 11:00.

February 12, 2018

DUE TO THE INCLEMENT WEATHER AND DANGEROUS TRAVELING CONDITIONS THE US BANKRUPTCY COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS EASTERN AND WESTERN DIVISIONS WILL BE CLOSED ON FRIDAY FEBRUARY 9, 2018. NORMAL OPERATIONS WILL RESUME ON MONDAY.

February 9, 2018

Due to the inclement weather forecast and treacherous travel conditions predicted, Judge Schmetterer’s court call is CANCELED for tomorrow Friday February 9, 2018.
All matters listed on the court call are continued to Monday, February 12,...

February 8, 2018

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