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 district court has approved amendments to the bankruptcy court’s Local Rules, effective June 10, 2020. The Local Rules as amended are posted on the court’s website.
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June 30, 2020

Judge Hunt’s 7/17 Joliet Court Call will be heard via AT&T Conference Call instead of Court-Solutions. Dial-in procedures for hearing participants are posted on...

July 9, 2020

You can help make the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Illinois more accessible to pro se parties, debtors, and creditors, by staffing the court’s Help Desk.

What is it? The bankruptcy court provides a Help Desk at...

July 8, 2020

Judge Thorne’s 7/15 call will be heard via ZoomGov video and audio instead of Court-Solutions. The ZoomGov login information will be provided by 7/13 to the hearing participants. This is only a pilot and is only for the 7/15 Chapter 13 hearings....

July 7, 2020

Judge Barnes' Thursday, July 9, 2020 Court Call will begin at 1:30 p.m., including any matters currently set for 1:00 p.m.

July 7, 2020

Judge Barnes' Thursday, July 2, 2020 Court Call will begin at 1:45 p.m., including any matters currently set for 1:00 p.m. and 1:30 p.m.

July 1, 2020

The U.S. Bankruptcy Court’s Volunteer Attorney Panel is looking for volunteer lawyers willing to represent pro se parties (mostly debtors but sometimes creditors) in bankruptcy cases. Representation is limited to adversary proceedings and...

June 29, 2020

Check out PACER’s newly redesigned, informational and resource website, https://pacer.uscourts.gov.

The website provides information about how the public can access federal court...

June 26, 2020

Judge Barnes' Thursday, June 25, 2020 Court Call will begin at 1:45 p.m., including any matters currently set for 1:00 p.m. and 1:30 p.m.

June 22, 2020

Please remember that every motion must use the form Notice of Motion attached to the Second Amended General Order No. 20-03, using the...

June 22, 2020

The U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Illinois has a Pro Bono Committee that monitors pro bono activities related to or sponsored by the Court, including the Volunteer Panel and the Chicago Help Desk. The Court is seeking seven...

June 22, 2020

This order sets out the purpose, membership, and operation of the Bankruptcy Court’s Pro Bono Committee.

View General Order No. 20-06 for details.

June 18, 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, June 20, 2020, through 12:00 PM CT.  During this period, access to CM/ECF...

June 18, 2020

Please see the attached notice for updated procedures regarding telephonic § 341 meetings.

June 17, 2020

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