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.

January 12, 2018

The US Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Illinois Clerk's office in Benton, IL will be closed today, January 12, 2018.  341 meetings scheduled for January 12, 2018 in Benton, IL are canceled.  The Clerk's office in East St... more

November 16, 2017

General Order 17-2 regarding Affidavit Concerning Property Acquired or Received in Chapter 13 was posted on the Administrative/General Orders page.  The Affidavit Concerning... more

November 16, 2017

In all chapter 13 cases filed on or after January 1, 2018 (and in any case that converts to chapter 13 on or after January 1, 2018), the following additional language will be added to the confirmation order:

“Interests in... more

November 3, 2017

New and Amended Bankruptcy Rules and Amended Bankruptcy Forms Effective December 1, 2017.  Please click here to view an important notice.

October 31, 2017

General Order 17-1 regarding Local Rule 1006(A) was posted on the Administratrive/General Orders page.

October 24, 2017

Please click here to view a notice for appointment to panel of Chapter 7 Trustees in the US Bankruptcy Court of the Central District of Illinois.

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... more
June 16, 2017

Beginning October 2017, Judge Altenberger will start court at 10:00 a.m.