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.

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...

May 9, 2013

IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that pursuant to Local Rule 83.5(E), the attorney admission fee...

April 17, 2013

At its September 2012 session, the Judicial Conference of the United States approved a new $50 general administrative fee for filing a civil action, suit, or proceeding in a district court.  As a result, the fee for filing a civil case...

February 20, 2013

Newly naturalized citizens gather for a photo on the steps of the old state capital in Springfield, Ill. on February 15, 2013. ...

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