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 4, 2015

The US Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Illinois Benton Clerk's Office is closed today due to adverse weather conditions.  All Clerk's Office employees will be teleworking and available by telephone and email.

March 4, 2015

All 341 Meetings scheduled on March 5, 2015 in Benton are cancelled.

February 23, 2015

Please review the notice on the new Debtor Electronic Bankruptcy Noticing (DeBN) Program.

November 18, 2014

A revised Administrative Guide for Attorney's Staff - Effective 12/1/2014 has been posted.


October 30, 2014

Please click here to view the notice regarding amended bankruptcy rules, new and amended bankruptcy forms, and fee changes effective Decemer 1, 2014.... more

October 28, 2014

General Order 14-2 regarding Motions to Redact/Motions to Restrict Access has been posted under the Administrative/General Orders section.

October 17, 2014

Administrative Order 165 regarding holiday closings of the US District and Bankruptcy Courts was posted on the Administrative/General Orders page.

October 1, 2014

General Order 14-1 has been posted under the Administrative/General Orders section.