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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.

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...

October 23, 2020

Hello educators, students, parents, and fans of American civics!

The United States Courts of Appeals along with the United States District Courts in the Seventh and Eighth Circuits are hosting a Bill of Rights contest and we want YOU to be...

July 9, 2020

Check out PACER’s newly redesigned, informational and resource website,

The website provides information about how the public can access federal court records...

April 17, 2020

This form can be used in the Central District of Illinois to file a motion for compassionate release motions under 18 U.S.C. §3582(c)(1)(A).  A completed form will ensure that the Court has the necessary information when considering compassionate...