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.

March 10, 2023

The court's electronic document filing system (CMECF) will be unavailable from 12:00 PM April 28, 2023 to 9:00 PM April 30, 2023 due to system maintenance. Please plan accordingly.

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 and in... more

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 addresses: ... more

December 1, 2022

Please click here to view the notice regarding changes to the Chapter 13 Procedures Manual effective 01/01/2023.

November 15, 2022

Please click here to view the notice regarding bankruptcy forms changes effective 12/1/22.

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.

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... more

April 12, 2022

Please click here to review an important annoucement regarding the resumption of in-person hearnings effective June 1, 2022.

February 1, 2022

Please click here regarding the information on the Bankruptcy Administration Improvement Act of 2020 (BAIA).

November 19, 2021

Please click here to view a notice regarding changes to Official Bankruptcy Form 122B & Bankruptcy Rules 2005, 3007, 7007.1, and 9036.