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 bankruptcy court expresses its gratitude to the attorneys who provided legal assistance in 2020 through the Chicago Help Desk and the court’s Volunteer Panel.

December 22, 2020

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, December 19, 2020, through 12:00 PM CT. During this period, access to CM/...

December 17, 2020
The U.S. Bankruptcy Court is pleased to announce that debtors without lawyers may now pay filings fees online for individual Chapter 7, 11, and 13 cases.  Payments may be made using a debit card or via ACH (electronic payment from a bank...
December 15, 2020

Pay.gov services will be undergoing maintenance on Saturday, December 12, 2020 from 5:00 PM through 7:00 PM Central Time. During this period, pay.gov services will be inaccessible.

We appreciate your patience and understanding.

December 11, 2020

Local Form 13-1, Payroll Deduction Order, has been updated and is available for your immediate use.

If you have any questions, please...

December 9, 2020

Judge Baer’s Friday December 4, 2020 chapter 7 court call (normally starting at 11:00 a.m.) will begin at 1:30 p.m. The calls at 9:30 a.m., 9:45 a.m., and 10:00 a.m. will take place at their regular times.

November 24, 2020

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, November 21, 2020, through 12:00 PM CT.  During this period, access to CM/...

November 20, 2020

In addition to the federal holidays on Thursday, November 26, 2020, Friday, December 25, 2020, and Friday, January 1, 2021, the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Illinois will be closed on Friday, November 27, 2020,...

November 18, 2020
The U.S. Trustee in the Northern District of Illinois (Eastern Division) is beginning a limited pilot for conducting Chapter 7 Section 341 meetings by Zoom. Debtors and Debtors’ attorneys will receive a Zoom meeting link directly from their...
November 17, 2020

The Office of the Clerk (in both divisions) will be closed until further notice.

November 13, 2020

Pay.gov services will be undergoing maintenance on Saturday, November 14, 2020 from 5:00 PM through 9:00 PM Central Time. During this period, Pay.gov services may experience brief outages.

We appreciate your patience and understanding.

November 13, 2020

Effective Thursday, October 29, 2020, location selections for AT&T and Zoom are available on CM/ECF. Please review each judge’s web page, as some judges have posted a specific notice of motion form to be used in their cases. If the judge did...

October 29, 2020

Effective immediately, trustee motions to dismiss on Judge Goldgar’s chapter 13 calls (Chicago and Lake County) will be given the same treatment as other motions under the Third Amended General Order No. 20-03 (Sept. 28, 2020).  If a debtor or...

October 28, 2020

Effective Monday, October 26, 2020, the bankruptcy court's public service counters (in both divisions) will be open from 8:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. on all days except Saturdays, Sundays and legal holidays, until further notice.

October 23, 2020

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