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

October 17, 2017
The December 2015 amendments to FRCP 37(e) were designed to bring consistency to when courts find the loss of ESI sanctionable.  Has the amendment’s intent to address the “serious problems resulting from the continued exponential...
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...

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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