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Northern District of Illinois - Document Filing System

This is a restricted government website for official court business only. All activities of CM/ECF subscribers or users of this system for any purpose, and all access attempts, may be recorded and monitored by persons authorized by the federal judiciary for improper use, protection of system security, performance of maintenance and for appropriate management by the judiciary of its systems. By subscribing to CM/ECF, users expressly consent to system monitoring and to official access to data reviewed and created by them on the system. If evidence of unlawful activity is discovered, including unauthorized access attempts, it may be reported to law enforcement officials.
The United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Illinois will be upgrading its current CM/ECF system to NextGen CMECF on Monday, May 24, 2021

This upgrade will allow electronic filers to use Central Sign-On: the ability for e-filing attorneys and non-attorney e-filers to access NextGen using a single login and password for all NextGen courts where they have filing privileges.

If you do not already have your own individual PACER account, register for a new PACER account at

If you already have your own individual PACER account and it was created prior to August 11, 2014, you must upgrade your account. For instructions on how to upgrade your current PACER account, click

If your individual PACER account is an upgraded account, no action is needed until May 24, 2021.

Complete information regarding the ILNB NextGen CM/ECF implementation can be found at

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