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.

July 28, 2023

From August 2 to October 31, 2023, the US Bankrukptcy Court SDIL’s Case Management/Electronic Case File (CM/ECF) system test server will be unavailable due to maintenance.  A notice will be posted when the test server returns to normal... more

July 20, 2023

The U.S. Trustee Program is implementing virtual § 341 meetings of creditors in chapter 7, 12, and 13 cases in the Southern District of Illinois for § 341 meetings being held in cases filed on or after September 1, 2023.  For more... more

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 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.

November 1, 2021

Hearings on all matters currently set for hearing on March 19, 2020 or after shall be held telephonically using AT&T Connect Conference Calling. Parties should call in at least five (5) minutes before the scheduled start time of the... more

April 3, 2020

Please click here to view important information about 341 Meetings heard telephonically.