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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.

September 20, 2021

Updated September 21, 2021 (to include additional language)

September 15, 2021

The United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois is posting the following proposed changes to its local rules.  The local rules included in these changes include: 1.1, 5.1, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5, 5.6, 5.10, 7.1, 37.3, 40.1, 49.1...

July 2, 2021

The 2020 revisions to Part 11 (Patents) of the Seventh Circuit’s Pattern Civil Jury Instructions is attached and has been approved for publication by the Circuit Council.

November 2, 2020

The following procedures apply only to parties seeking to file an election-related emergency matter after 5:00 PM on November 3, 2020, that requires the IMMEDIATE attention of a Judge because the emergency is so urgent that it cannot wait...