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 has become aware of a problem with Judge/Trustee Assignment under NextGen. The NextGen program that assigns the judge and trustee does not always work properly. Until the problem is corrected, the court will implement the following work...

May 21, 2021

The CM/ECF Live system of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Illinois (ILNB) will be undergoing maintenance for the upgrade to NextGen CM/ECF beginning at 6:00 AM CT Saturday, May 22, 2021, through 5:00 AM CT Monday,...

May 20, 2021

All attorneys who appear on bankruptcy matters heard at the Stanley J. Roszkowski U.S. Courthouse are cordially invited to join Judge Lynch and his staff for an informal discussion of the court’s recent Survey on Post-Pandemic Motion Practice and...

May 19, 2021

Judge Barnes' Thursday, May 20, 2021 Chapter 13 Court Call will start at 1:30 p.m.

May 19, 2021

FINAL STEP – NEXTGEN LINKING DAY INSTRUCTIONS FOR ALL ATTORNEYS, TRUSTEES, AND NON ATTORNEY E-FILERS -  Effective on May 24,2021

ACTION TO BE...

May 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, May 15, 2021, through 12:00 PM CT.  During this period, access to CM/ECF...

May 14, 2021

Judge Jack B. Schmetterer has announced his retirement from the bankruptcy court effective September 30, 2021.

Judge Schmetterer has served as a U.S. Bankruptcy Judge for 36 years, making him the longest-serving judge in the court’s...

May 14, 2021

On May 19, 2021 Judge Baer's 1:00 P.M. Chapter 7 and 11 matters will be heard at 1:30 P.M.

May 12, 2021

Beginning May 10, 2021, and until further notice, Judge Hunt will hear Judge Schmetterer’s Chapter 7 motion call, and Judge Cassling will hear Judge Schmetterer’s Chapter 13 motion call.

Motion days are the same, but motion times have...

May 7, 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 6:00 AM CT Saturday, May 8, 2021, through 8:00 AM CT.  During this period, access to CM/ECF Live...

May 7, 2021

Judge Lynch's Chapter 13 Call on Thursday, May 6th, 2021 will begin at 2 PM

May 5, 2021

Judge Barnes' Thursday, May 6, 2021 Court Call will start at 1:30 p.m.

May 4, 2021

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April 28, 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, April 17, 2021, through 12:00 PM CT.  During this period, access to CM/ECF...

April 16, 2021

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