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.


Wed, 12/04/2013

Effective as of December 1, 2013, all sales of estate property by a trustee, debtor or debtor in possession must be initiated by motion, rather than notice of intent to sell. The motion (and proposed order) must specify the subsection of 11 U.S.C...

Tue, 12/03/2013

Clerk's Office will be closed Tuesday, December 24, 2013; Wednesday, December 25, 2013; Tuesday, December 31, 2013; and Wednesday, January 1, 2014.

Mon, 12/02/2013

Use of the Chapter 13 model plan form posted on the Court’s website will be mandatory effective January 1, 2014, in the Springfield Division. All Chapter 13 plans — original or amended — filed on or after January 1, 2014, must be on the model...

Sun, 12/01/2013

Notice to Approved Personal Financial Management Course Providers:
The Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of Illinois will permit
personal financial management course providers to file the Certificate
of Debtor...

Tue, 11/26/2013

Updates to the Miscellaneous Fee Schedule, Amended Bankruptcy Rules and Amended Bankruptcy Forms are effective December 1, 2013.  To view a document containing a summary of these changes,...

Tue, 11/26/2013

Information for Bankruptcy Practitioners:
Changes to national bankruptcy forms B6I (Schedule I: Your Income) and B6J (Schedule J: Your Expenses) will take effect on December 1, 2013.
Schedules I and J:

Fri, 11/22/2013

Effective 1/01/14, the Peoria Division will be making a change to the way that telephonic hearings are conducted. The Court will no longer be initiating the calls.
All telephonic hearings will be by a “call in” method. Parties will...

Thu, 11/07/2013

Beginning October 1, 2013, the United States Bankrupcty Court for the Central District of Illinois, Springfield Division, made digital audio files of court proceedings available through the PACER system.  Attorneys who receive a Notice of...

Tue, 11/05/2013

The Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of Illinois is seeking members of the Bar who represent debtors to assist with the testing of a pilot program called “Debtor Electronic Bankruptcy Noticing” or “DeBN.”  DeBN will allow debtors to...

Thu, 10/10/2013

During the government shutdown, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court will remain open for business until further notice.
All proceedings and deadlines remain in...