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 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...

January 14, 2014

The United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit is accepting applications from all qualified applicants for the position of Federal Defender for the Central District of Illinois headquartered in Peoria.  The Federal Defender provides...

December 19, 2013

PEORIA - Chief Judge James E. Shadid announced that Jonathan E. Hawley has been selected as a United States Magistrate Judge for the Central District of Illinois.  The appointment fills the vacancy by the retirement notice of United States...

October 23, 2013

Presented by:
The United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois,
The United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois,
and BACS (the Bar Association of the Central and...

October 21, 2013
Date Time Location
February 28 10:00 AM Urbana
March 7 10:00 AM & 2:00 PM...
September 16, 2013

As of September 17, 2013, all CJA panel attorney payments will be suspended and deferred until funding becomes available in fiscal year 2014.  Assuming the continuation of government operations, the remaining 10 days of CJA attorney payments will...

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