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 6, 2023
Effective March 20, 2023, the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Illinois will no longer accept credit card payments by fax or mail.   Credit card payments will continue to be accepted through pay.gov and in person...
December 5, 2022
Please be advised that the Chapter 13 Trustee’s office cannot send or receive any e-mail communications at this time.   If you need to reach the Chapter 13 Trustee, please call his office at 618-277-0086.  Temporary email...
December 1, 2022
Please click here to view the notice regarding changes to the Chapter 13 Procedures Manual effective 01/01/2023. More »
November 15, 2022
Please click here to view the notice regarding bankruptcy forms changes effective 12/1/22. More »
October 12, 2022
General Order 22-1 vacating Temporary Order 20-3 and General Order 22-2 vacating Temporary Order 20-4 were posted.  Click here to view General Orders. More »
June 1, 2022
Vehicular and pedestrian access to the East St Louis, IL courthouse is only available from the 8th Street (East) side of the rear parking lot.  A guard is posted at the entrance.  The vehicle and pedestrian gates on Missouri Ave (North...

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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