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

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 28, 2017
The court's electronic document filing system (CMECF) will be unavailable from 2:00 AM to 8:00 AM on Saturday, April 8, 2017. Thank you for your patience while system maintenance is performed....
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...
February 3, 2017
The United States Trustee seeks resumes from persons wishing to be considered for appointment to the panel of trustees who administer cases filed under chapter 7 of Title 11, US Code (the “Bankruptcy Code”) for the Central District of...

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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