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.

On March 5, 2021 Judge Baer's 11:00 A.M. Chapter 7 matters will be heard at 10:30 A.M. All Chapter 13 matters will be heard at their regularly scheduled times.

February 26, 2021

Pay.gov services will be undergoing maintenance on Saturday, February 27, 2021 from 5:00 PM through 9:00 PM Central Time. During this period, pay.gov services will be inaccessible.

We appreciate your patience and understanding.

February 26, 2021

Please join Judge LaShonda A. Hunt and her staff at a meeting to discuss policies and procedures for the Joliet Court Call on Friday March 12, 2021, from 11:45AM-12:45PM via Zoom for...

February 25, 2021

The bankruptcy court has revised Form 13-8, Court-Approved Retention Agreement. A Chapter 13 debtor and counsel...

February 19, 2021

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, February 20, 2021, through 12:00 PM CT.  During this period, access to CM/...

February 19, 2021

To our readers:  We were notified almost immediately that the article titled Chicago vs. Fulton—Chicago Goes to the Supreme Court that starts on page 6 of the newsletter contained formatting errors. This was clearly the fault of the...

February 19, 2021

The Spring 2021 Bankruptcy Court Liaison Committee Newsletter is now available online and attached here. This edition features a...

February 18, 2021

ILNB systems, including CM/ECF and the court's public website, will be undergoing maintenance beginning at 9:00 PM CT Friday, February 12, 2021, through 1:00 AM Saturday morning (approximately 4 hours).  During this period, connectivity to CM/ECF...

February 12, 2021

PACER system will be undergoing maintenance beginning at 6:00 AM CT Sunday, February 7, 2021, through 2:15 PM CT.  During this period, you may encounter intermittent issues logging in and/or making payments through pay.gov.

We appreciate...

February 5, 2021

The United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Illinois will be upgrading its current CM/ECF system to NextGen CMECF on Monday, May 24, 2021.

This upgrade will allow...

February 5, 2021

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, February 6, 2021, through 8:00 AM CT.  During this period, CM/ECF Live will...

February 4, 2021

The Pro Bono Committee of the Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Illinois is recruiting new volunteers for the court’s Bankruptcy Help Desk and volunteer panel.  This is a great opportunity to help people in need, gain valuable...

January 21, 2021

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 16, 2021, through 12:00 PM CT. During this period, access to CM/ECF...

January 15, 2021

Congratulations to Elizabeth Peterson, from Law Office of William J. Factor, Ltd., who is the David S. Yen Bankruptcy Help Desk Volunteer Attorney of the Year for 2020. Legal Aid Chicago’s nomination of Ms. Peterson describes her significant...

December 29, 2020

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