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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.

November 14, 2017

On December 3, 1842, young Abraham Lincoln was admitted to practice before the federal court by U.S. District Judge Nathaniel Pope. Celebrating the 175th Anniversary of that event, U.S. District Judge Richard Mills and U.S. District Judge Sue E....

November 2, 2017
Date Time Location
January 19 11:00 AM Rock...
August 22, 2017

The Seventh Circuit's committee on Pattern Civil Jury Instructions has, with the permission of the Circuit counsil, revised parts 6 and 7 of the attached instructions.

June 13, 2017

The court has proposed local rule changes that will be posted for 30 day comment.

June 12, 2017

Beginning June 12, 2017, the U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois began participation in a pilot
program to make digital audio files of court proceedings available to the public over the Internet through the

April 3, 2017

Effective April 1, 2017, certain provisions became effective.  Counsel are directed to review revised Standing Order CDIL-9 for guidance concerning deposit and...

January 12, 2017
Date Time Location
January 20 11:00 AM Rock...
November 28, 2016

November 28, 2016 - The United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois will enter the following changes to their local rule.  The only changes being made are elimination of rules or parts of rules due to amendments to the...