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.

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, January 18, 2020, through 12:00 PM CT.  During this period, access to CM/...

January 17, 2020

The court expresses its gratitude to the attorneys who provided volunteer legal assistance through the Pro Se Help Desk in 2019 and also to the members of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court Volunteer Panel who accepted pro bono appointments in 2019.

January 8, 2020

Judge Barnes' Wednesday, January 15, 2020 Court Call will begin at 10:30 a.m.

January 13, 2020

Please note that Judge Lynch has an updated Final Pretrial Order form available on his website, which includes new procedures for submitting electronic exhibits for...

January 9, 2020

Free CLE event presented by the U.S. Trustee’s Office, January 28, 2020.

View attachment for complete information.

January 9, 2020

See the attached instructions for serving the Internal Revenue Service in Northern District of Illinois Bankruptcy Cases.

January 9, 2020

Judge LaShonda A. Hunt’s court schedule and procedures have been updated, effective immediately.  Please see Judge Hunt’s webpage for further details.

January 8, 2020

Adoption of Interim Bankruptcy Rules Implementing the Small Business Reorganization Act of 2019

General Order No. 20-01

January 3, 2020

Motions to continue the automatic stay in effect pursuant to 11 U.S.C. § 362(c)(3) or to impose the automatic stay under § 362(c)(4) must:

(1) State the case number of previous cases dismissed within one year of the filing of the present...

December 26, 2019

Pursuant to Administrative Order 19-09, all pending Chapter 7, Chapter 12, and Chapter 13 cases, and any related Adversary Proceedings heard in Joliet, will be reassigned to Judge LaShonda A. Hunt at the close of business on January 2, 2020....

December 20, 2019

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 December 21, 2019, through 12:00 PM CT.  During this period, access to CM/...

December 20, 2019

Reassignment of Judge Pamela S. Hollis's Cases.

View Administrative Order 19-09

December 19, 2019

IT IS ORDERED that the revised Administrative Order 17-02 dated October 26, 2017, is vacated as of the effective date of this order.

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December 19, 2019

View attached press release from the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit for complete information.

December 18, 2019

Because the bankruptcy court will be closed on December 24, 2019, Judge Goldgar will not have a chapter 13 call that day.  All matters scheduled for December 24, 2019, will be continued to December 31, 2019, at the same times.

December 17, 2019

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