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 15, 2015

The United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois is posting the following proposed changes to their local rules.  The Court will accept written comment on these proposed changes and additions through February 16, 2015. ...

December 24, 2014

Effective January 1, 2015, CJA hourly rates will raise from $126 to $127 for non-capital work and from $180 to $181 for capital work performed on or after Jan. 1, 2015. Also, Panel Attorney case compensation maximum amounts of $9,800 and $7,000...

December 11, 2014
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August 22, 2014

On April 10, 2014, the United States Sentencing Commission ("USSC") voted to reduce by two levels the base offense levels associated with various drug quantities involved in trafficking offenses covered by Sentencing Guideline § 2D1.1 ("Amendment...

July 11, 2014

The Judicial Conference of the United States has authorized the appointment of a full-time UnitedStates magistrate judge for the United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois. Theofficial location for the position will be...

June 16, 2014


Newly naturalized citizens gather for a photo on the steps of the old state capital in Springfield, Ill. on June 13, 2014.  District Judge Sue E. Myerscough presided over...

May 16, 2014

The United States Courts of Appeals for Seventh and Eighth Circuits is seeking applicants for a Case Budgeting Attorney.  The position will be headquarted in Chicago.  The Case Budgeting Attorney will travel to other locations in both circuits. ...

February 13, 2014

Springfield - Due to the resignation of U.S. Magistrate Judge Byron Cudmore, effective February 7, 2014, the Court will be using the temporary judge designation "Springfield Magistrate Judge" for all related cases, pending and...

January 23, 2014

SPRINGFIELD - Chief Judge James E. Shadid announced that Thomas P. Schanzle-Haskins has been selected as a United States Magistrate Judge for the Central District of Illinois.  The appointment fills the vacancy created by the...

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