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 20, 2016
December 1, 2015

Effective December 1, 2015, Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 4(m) as it pertains to Time Limit for Service is amended. (See 2015 Revised Federal Rules of Civil Procedure). Practically speaking, the time for serving defendant is reduced from 120...

November 25, 2015
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May 29, 2015

SPRINGFIELD - Clerk of Court Kenneth A. Wells announced today that effective June 1, 2015, the United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois will reorganize five counties in their district. The counties of Bureau, Hancock,...

May 8, 2015

URBANA - Chief Judge James E. Shadid announced that Eric I. Long has been selected and appointed as a United States Magistrate Judge for the Central District of Illinois. The appointment fills the vacancy created by the retirement notice of...

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...

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