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.


Thu, 05/14/2015

The model plan form for all Chapter 13 cases filed in the Springfield Division has been revised and use of the form marked “Revised 5/15” in the upper right corner is now mandatory. The revised form contains a number of boxes in various sections...

Thu, 04/16/2015

Debtor Electronic Noticing (DeBN) is a free and voluntary program available for debtors to request email delivery of court notices and orders. 

So far this year, we have had 24 debtors request DeBN, 10 of which are pro se debtors.


Thu, 03/12/2015

All offices of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Central District of Illinois will be closed Friday, April 3, 2015.

Fri, 03/06/2015

Judge Perkins and Judge Gorman are pleased to announce the appointment of Adrienne Atkins as Clerk of Court. Adrienne currently serves as the Manager of Courtroom and Public Services for the Bankruptcy Court in the Northern District of Illinois....

Thu, 03/05/2015

An updated version of the Chapter 13 Model Plan Form for use in the Springfield Division is now available. The most important change in the new form is the addition in many of the plan sections of boxes to check “None.” When a “None” box  is...

Mon, 02/09/2015

Effective immediately, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of Illinois has implemented a change in procedures as it relates to cases dismissed for failure to pay the filing fee and for cases dismissed for failure to comply with...

Tue, 01/06/2015

DeBN is now LIVE nationally! DeBN is a free service that allows debtors to receive court
notices and orders via email, instead of U.S. mail, resulting in faster (same-day) delivery and
convenient access.


Mon, 01/05/2015

Effective immediately, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of Illinois is using a new communications platform called GovDelivery that allows our subscribers to choose more specifically what information they want to receive from the...

Mon, 12/22/2014

Several amendments to the Official Bankruptcy Forms took effect on December 1, 2014: At its September 2014 session, the Judicial Conference approved revisions to the Official Bankruptcy Forms 3A, 3B, 6 Summary, 17 (to become 17A), 22A (to become...

Wed, 11/12/2014

The court's electronic case filing system (CM/ECF) will be down for server maintenance beginning at 8:00 p.m. on Friday, December 5, 2014, and continuing through Sunday, December 7, 2014.