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.

Pursuant to section 2071(b) of Title 28 of the United States Code regarding appropriate public notice and opportunity for comment, public notice is hereby given that the Court has approved for publication a proposed amendment to the following...

July 11, 2008
The Bankruptcy Court Liaison Committee Invites you to join them for the social event of the summer! Tuesday, August 19, 2008. The Chicago White Sox vs. the Seattle Mariners, $70 per ticket.
July 15, 2008

Effective August 26, 2008
IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that all attorneys must comply with the Administrative Procedures for the Case Management/Electronic Case Filing System, approved February 17, 2004 and amended from time to time, that require...

August 26, 2008

Please be advised that on Friday, September 5, 2008 Judge Squires will hear his cases in courtroom 4012 instead of courtroom 4016 on this date only.
There will be signs posted. Renoticing or amending current motions set for this date is "...

August 27, 2008

Please note that September 18, 2008 will be the last court call before Judge John D. Schwartz on his pending cases. Shortly after that date all pending cases currently assigned to him will be reassigned to other Judges of this Court. Notices will...

September 4, 2008

Effective September 18, 2008, all motions for payment of unclaimed funds will be heard by Judge Carol A. Doyle on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10:00 a.m. (See Procedural Requirements for the Payment of Previously Unclaimed...

September 11, 2008

Effective September 18, 2008
IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that effective the close of business Thursday, September 18,2008, all pending bankruptcy cases and adversary proceedings assigned to Judge John D. Schwartz will be randomly reassigned to...

September 18, 2008

The court must perform a series of complex software and operating systems upgrades over the next 3 weekends.
Electronic case filing will not be available during these upgrades.

The details:
09/28/08 Sunday...

September 25, 2008

Wireless Access to the Internet
on the 7th, 6th and 2nd floors of the Dirksen Federal Courthouse is available.
Please do not use electronic equipment in the courtrooms. Limit your Internet use to the public areas or...

September 29, 2008