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.

Starting March 15, 2022, Chief Judge Goldgar’s Cook County Chapter 13 call will be heard at the following times:

Trustee Motions:         Tuesday at 1:15 p.m.
Original Motions:         Tuesday at 1:30 p.m.
Set Matters...

January 11, 2022

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 15, 2022, through 12:00 PM CT.  During this period, access to CM/...

January 14, 2022

The United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Illinois has successfully upgraded the CM/ECF system on May 24, 2021.  Central Sign-On was the main feature that was enhanced for our E-filers and we would like to provide an...

January 10, 2022

The Consolidated Appropriations Act (“CAA”) was signed into law on December 27, 2020, and amended several sections in the Bankruptcy Code on a temporary basis to provide certain relief to individuals and businesses affected by the pandemic. Many...

January 10, 2022

Judge Barnes' chapter 13 call on Thursday, January 13, 2022, will begin at 1:30 PM instead of 1:00 PM.

January 10, 2022

PACER services will be undergoing maintenance on Thursday, January 6, 2022, from 9:00 PM to 11:00 PM Central Time.  
Users may experience intermittent connection issues when accessing the PACER Case Locator during this maintenance window...

January 6, 2022

The bankruptcy court is pleased to announce a new Chapter 13 Mortgage Modification Mediation Program. The Program is designed to help qualified Chapter 13 debtors renegotiate their mortgages and keep their homes. The Program supplies an...

December 23, 2021

On January 12, 2021, the President signed into law the Bankruptcy Administration Improvement Act of 2020 (BAIA).

The CM/ECF Release Notes for Trustee Services Rendered Pursuant to 330(e) may be found on the...

December 21, 2021

The Bankruptcy Court Liaison Committee was created to promote communication between bench and bar about court procedures, court operations, and similar matters.  If you have a question, complaint, or concern of a general nature (rather than about...

December 20, 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, December 18, 2021, through 12:00 PM CT.  During this period, access to CM/...

December 17, 2021

Pay.gov services will be undergoing maintenance on Saturday, December 18, 2021 from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM Central Time.  During this period, pay.gov services will be inaccessible.

We appreciate your patience and understanding.

December 17, 2021

PACER services will be undergoing maintenance on Sunday, December 19, 2021, from 6:00 AM to 2:00 PM Central Time.

Users may continue to access PACER during this maintenance. However, if connectivity issues occur, users should reset their...

December 17, 2021

Judge Barnes' chapter 13 call on Thursday, December 16, 2021, is pushed back to start at 1:30 PM instead of 1:00 PM.

December 10, 2021

Judge Lynch’s January 12, 2022 Chapter 7 and 11 call will be heard at 1:30 P.M.  When scheduling matters for January 12th, please notice them for 1:30 p.m.

December 2, 2021

We regret to report that U. S. Bankruptcy Judge Jack B. Schmetterer, who retired from the court at the end of September, has died.  

Judge Schmetterer was originally appointed in 1985 and served the court for 36 years, making him the...

December 1, 2021

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