Welcome to the official website for the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Illinois. The court has offices in East St. Louis and Benton. 


News & Announcements

June 16, 2017
Beginning October 2017, Judge Altenberger will start court at 10:00 a.m. More »
June 6, 2017
Administrative Order 197 regarding holiday closings of the US District & Bankruptcy Courts SDIL was posted.  Please click here to view the order. More »
March 13, 2017
The new chapter 13 plan becomes effective on April 1, 2017 and must be used in all cases filed on or after that date.  The new plan is on the forms page and  can be found here.   In cases that were filed before April 1, the same...
February 7, 2017
Under the new proposed Bankruptcy Rule 3015.1, which is scheduled to take effect in December 2017, bankruptcy courts may - in lieu of adopting the national chapter 13 plan – use a local form plan.  The form plan must, however, include...

Court Locations

United States Bankruptcy Court
Melvin Price Federal Courthouse
750 Missouri Ave.
East St. Louis, IL 62201


United States Bankruptcy Court
Federal Courthouse
301 West Main Street
Benton, IL 62812


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