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.

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...

August 30, 2013

Specifically, both the panel attorney non-capital hourly rate of $125 and the maximum capital hourly rate of $178 (for federal capital prosecutions and capital post-conviction proceedings), which the Judicial Conference has authorized pursuant to...

August 21, 2013

Warning: Bogus Phone Calls on Jury Service May Lead to Fraud
 
In various parts of the United States, citizens are being targeted by...

June 10, 2013

The court approved the addition of Local Rule of Criminal Procedure 16.2 - RULE FOR USE OF PRETRIAL DISCOVERY MATERIALS IN CRIMINAL CASES. The proposal was sent to the Local Rules Advisory Committee and posted for public comment for a period of...

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