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.

All court electronic services have been restored. You may resume filing new case documents at this time.

Use the following link to go directly to CM/ECF:

November 7, 2015

Due to scheduled maintenance, most electronic services will be unavailable from Friday evening, November 6, 2015, 4:00 PM through, approximately, November 7, 2015, 2:00 PM.

During this period access to a backup version of Electronic Filing...

November 3, 2015

In order to permit more time with family and friends, the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Illinois will be closed on Thursday, November 26 and Friday, November 27, 2015, in observance of Thanksgiving Day. Any matter...

November 4, 2015

You’re invited to the Annual Bench-Bar Holiday Party.
Come and enjoy cocktails and appetizers...

November 4, 2015

Please be advised that updated fillable forms are available on the court's website. These forms include Judge Thorne in the appropriate selection areas. Please update your forms library. Thank you.

November 3, 2015

District Court has given preliminary approval and is accepting public comments. For complete details visit District Court's website at:

November 2, 2015

Administrative Order 15-06 "Reassignment of Judge Eugene R. Wedoff's Cases"


October 28, 2015

The public website for the United States Bankruptcy Court - Northern District of Illinois,, will be undergoing scheduled maintenance on Monday, October 19, 2015, between the hours...

October 19, 2015

Beginning October 26, 2015, Judge Barnes will hear matters in courtroom 744.  His chambers will be room 748.  Judge Thorne will hear matters in courtroom 613.  Her chambers will be room 668.
Parties noticing matters to be heard on...

October 15, 2015

Amendments to the Official and Director's Bankruptcy Forms and Federal Rules of Bankruptcy...

September 29, 2015