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.

November 13, 2014

On December 3, 1839, young Abraham Lincoln was admitted to practice before the federal court by U.S. District Judge Nathaniel Pope.  Judge Pope was the 1st Federal Judge for the District of Illinois, appointed by President James Monroe.

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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...

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...

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