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December 12, 2018

United States District Court

Central District of Illinois

2019 Naturalization Ceremonies

December 6, 2018

This Standing Order dated December 6, 2018 hereby supersedes Judge Hawley’s previously entered Standing Order. Counsel are directed in particular to Sections VII(1), X, and XVI, which contain significant changes to provisions concerning...

April 3, 2018

IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that the Judicial Conference of the United States Courts has authorized new transcript fee rates and the Central District of Illinois adopts these rates as the appropriate fee to be charged for the production and delivery of...

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....

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 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...