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.

We understand that many users of the court's electronic filing systems have experienced performance issues over the past months.

The court, working with elements of national system support, has developed a plan to move to a new processing...

August 13, 2009

The court will be installing a new version of CM/ECF the weekend of August 21 - 22, Version 3.3.2. To accomplish this CM/ECF will be removed from service at 4:00 P.M., Friday, August 21st.  Service is expected to be restored by Saturday afternoon...

August 14, 2009

The "Required Statement to Accompany Motions for Relief from Stay" form has been revised, effective August 18, 2009, which now requires post-petition payment history in Chapter 13 cases. Please begin using this...

August 19, 2009

Due to a variety of issues, the CM/ECF outage planned for this weekend has been postponed. The system will be available throughout the weekend without any interruptions. The planned outage will be re-scheduled for a later date.

September 17, 2009

On Friday, October 2nd 2009 CM/ECF at 4:00 PM CDT CM/ECF will be upgraded to a new hardware platform. This upgrade, among many things, will address the performance issues many have experienced with the recent increase in case filings.


September 30, 2009

Effective the week of October 12, 2009, Judge Wedoff will begin hearing all matters in his Chapter 7 cases and Chapter 11 cases on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at his regularly scheduled times.

Effective immediately, all new motions to be heard...

October 2, 2009

Judge Squires to resume holding court in Courtroom 680 (Chicago call only) on Tuesday, November 3, 2009, 9:00 AM.
The repairs necessitated by the recent water leak in the Dirksen Building have been significantly completed.

November 2, 2009

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 Friday, November 27, 2009 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.
Any matter previously set...

November 12, 2009

Several new and amended forms are effective December 1, 2009. Many of the forms have been revised to conform to the time deadlines contained in Bankruptcy Rule 1007. We are in the process of editing the forms to be PDF fillable and will have that...

November 18, 2009

The Official Bankruptcy Forms listed below will change due to automatic adjustment of dollar amounts as required in various provisions of Bankruptcy Code 11 USC §104. For additional information regarding the affected...

March 15, 2013