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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.

April 12, 2016

 
The proposed revised pattern § 1983 civil jury instructions for the Seventh Circuit are offered for public comment by the Seventh Circuit Pattern Jury Instruction Committee and § 1983 Jury Instruction Subcommittee. The committees, which...

February 11, 2016

Fraud Alert: Fraudulent Tax Debt or Judgment Collection
 
The Clerk's Office has received several reports of people receiving telephone calls from someone purporting to be from the U.S. Department of Justice or the...

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...

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