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, 2017

The East St Louis, IL and Benton, IL Bankruptcy Clerk's Offices will be closed on Friday, January 13, 2017 due to forecasted inclement weather.  However, employees will be working remotely and all telephone calls will be answered.

December 20, 2016

The Chapter 13 Procedures Manual and Chapter 13 Plan have been revised, effective January 1, 2017.

Please click here to review the... more

November 30, 2016

General Order 16-1 regarding General Order 16-1 regarding Serving Notice of Proofs of Claims was posted on the ... more

November 9, 2016

New and Amended Bankruptcy Rules, Amended Bankruptcy Forms, and Fee Changes Effective December 1, 2016.  Please click here... more

October 5, 2016

The United States Trustee seeks resumes from persons wishing to be considered for appointment as a standing trustee to administer cases filed under chapter 13 of Title 11, US Code (the “Bankruptcy Code”) for the Eastern District of... more

September 28, 2016

Administrative Order 191 regarding holiday closings of the US District and Bankruptcy Courts was posted on the Administrative/General Orders page.

March 10, 2016

Please click here for an important notice regarding amended bankruptcy forms effective April 1, 2016.

November 23, 2015

The Local Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure have been revised to reflect the December 1, 2015 updates to Official Bankruptcy Form numbers and names.  The Rules can be found... more

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