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News & Announcements: January, 2021


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.

Thu, 12/23/2021
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 electronic...
Tue, 12/21/2021
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...
Mon, 12/20/2021
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 a...
Fri, 12/17/2021
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/ECF...
Fri, 12/17/2021 services will be undergoing maintenance on Saturday, December 18, 2021 from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM Central Time.  During this period, services will be inaccessible. We appreciate your patience and understanding.
Fri, 12/17/2021
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 connection...
Fri, 12/10/2021
Judge Barnes' chapter 13 call on Thursday, December 16, 2021, is pushed back to start at 1:30 PM instead of 1:00 PM.
Thu, 12/02/2021
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.
Wed, 12/01/2021
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 longest-...
Mon, 11/22/2021
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