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.

Chicago, Ill. – The Bankruptcy Court for Northern District of Illinois now leads the nation with the most filings of any bankruptcy court in the country. With 47,535 case filings in the 12-month period ending March 31, 2016, the Bankruptcy Court...

June 28, 2016

Early in the morning of Friday May 27, 2016, an interruption in access to the Court's public resources, including CM/ECF and the Court's public website, was encountered.  Access to all affected systems has been restored.

We apologize for...

May 27, 2016

Judge Barnes' Tuesday, May 24, 2016, court call will begin at 10:30 a.m.

May 20, 2016

The BCLC Newsletter Spring 2016 edition is now available for your viewing pleasure.

May 13, 2016

Bankruptcy Court Liaison Committee Annual Baseball Outing


May 10, 2016

No matters will be heard for Judge Cassling Tuesday, May 3, 2016 and Tuesday, June 14, 2016. Any matters set for those days will be reset. Please...

April 11, 2016

The 9:00 a.m. Trustee's motions will be heard at 9:30 a.m.

April 18, 2016

United States Bankruptcy Judge A. Benjamin Goldgar of the Northern District of Illinois has applied to be reappointed by the United States Court of Appeals to a new 14-year term when his current term expires on February 02, 2017. A United States...

April 1, 2016

Amendments to the Bankruptcy Court's Local Rules have been approved by the...

March 30, 2016