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 court expresses its gratitude to the Legal Assistance Foundation's attorneys who provided volunteer legal assistance through the Pro Se Help Desk in 2017 and also to the members of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court Volunteer Panel who accepted pro...

December 1, 2017

The Court has modified Official Form 113 to make it expandable and calculating. It is listed in the Chapter 13 section of our Local Forms.

As a reminder, Official...

November 30, 2017

On Thursday, November 30th, 2017, access to CM/ECF will be halted at 6:00 PM CST in order to perform the updates necessary for the implementation of the new Bankruptcy forms, which will be effective on Friday, December 1st, 2017.

The...

November 27, 2017

In accordance with the announcement issued on June 22, 2017, the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Illinois...

November 22, 2017

The District Court met in executive session on Tuesday, November 14, 2017, and approved a proposal to amend the Local Rules of the Bankruptcy Court. View attachment for complete details.

November 21, 2017

Priority of Chapter 13 Plan Payments
Effective December 1, 2017

Unless otherwise provided in a chapter 13 plan, claims of creditors will be paid pro...

November 14, 2017

In order to permit more time with family and friends , in addition to the federal holiday on Thursday, November 23, 2017, the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Illinois will be closed on Friday, November 24, 2017. Any...

November 14, 2017

Come and enjoy cocktails and appetizers with your colleagues from the Northern District of Illinois Bankruptcy Court Liaison Committee,...

November 8, 2017

Beginning Wednesday, January 3, 2018, the Chapter 7 Monday and Wednesday set calls will start 30 minutes earlier beginning at 9:00, 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. Original motions shall be noticed for 9:00 a.m.

Beginning Thursday, January 11, 2018,...

November 3, 2017

Beginning October 2017, a court reporter will not be present in court to take down the record of proceedings for routine matters. Instead, the Court will be using the Electronic Court Recording Operator (ECRO) System that has been in place since...

November 3, 2017

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