Today's announcements are for 12-3-2021.

U.S. District Court

NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS EASTERN DIVISION
 United States Courthouse
  and Federal Office Bldg.
  219 S. Dearborn Street,
  Chicago, Illinois 60604
THOMAS G. BRUTON, Clerk
  20th Floor — 219 S. Dearborn St.,
  Telephone (312)435-5670
Docketing
(312)435-5698
CM/ECF Help Desk
(312)582-8727
Certified Copy Desk
(312) 435-5699
Intake Desk
(312)435-5691
Procurement Department
Room 1558
(312)435-5553
NOTE: If an emergency matter, as defined in Local Rule 77.2, arises outside of regular business hours, arrangements to bring that matter before the emergency judge may be made by calling (312) 702-8875. The caller may leave a voice mail message at this number, including the telephone number where he or she can be reached. The judge's clerk will return the call. As an alternative, during business hours, Monday through Friday, 7:00 AM through 6:00 PM, an email message concerning the emergency can be sent to Emergency_Judge@ilnd.uscourts.gov. The judge's clerk will monitor the mailbox and send a response.

PALLMEYER, Rebecca R., cj.
  ROOM 2541—United States Courthouse
  219 S. Dearborn St.
  Chicago, IL 60604
  Telephone (312) 435-5637
CHAMBERS - 2548
NOTE: Courtesy copies are not required unless the electronic filing, including exhibits, exceeds 10 pages. Please deliver courtesy copies to Judge Pallmeyer's chambers (Room 2548) within one business day of filing.
Motion Practice
The court hears motions Monday at 9:00 a.m. Tuesday through Thursday at 8:45 a.m. All motions, stipulated or not, must be noticed for hearing. All motions must be filed with the Clerk's office at least two working days prior to the date of the hearing of the motion. Unless the court has told a party it need not appear, counsel is expected to be present whether or not the motion is agreed. Parties who require an immediate hearing on any emergency matter should contact chambers (312-435-5636) for instructions on presenting the motion before Judge Pallmeyer or, in her absence, another judge.
   8:45 AM—MOTIONS
(Civil & Criminal)
(Tues., Wed. and Thu)
   9 AM—MOTIONS
(Civil & Criminal)
(Mon. only)
  Number of Days Notice: 2
  9 AM—SET CASES

ALONSO, Jorge L., j.
  ROOM 1903—United States Courthouse
  219 S. Dearborn St.
  Chicago, IL 60604
NOTE: Parties who appear in court on a matter, whether set for a status or motion hearing, shall be prepared to argue any motions pending in the case.
Judge Alonso requires courtesy copies of any document electronically filed, except for answers, agreed/joint/unopposed motions, stipulations, notices of voluntary dismissal, corporate disclosure statements, attorney appearances, and motions to appear pro hac vice. Courtesy copies should be delivered to Judge Alonso's courtroom deputy, in Room 1726, within 24 hours of filing. Please do not bring courtesy copies to chambers. Courtesy copies do not need to be delivered in an envelope unless the filing contains under-seal material. The court prefers courtesy copies printed after the document has been filed, with the CM/ECF header stamp on it. Courtesy copies must be bound on the left side (e.g., stapled, spiral bound) with protruding tabs for exhibits.
9:30 AM—CIVIL MOTIONS
(Tue., Wed.,Thu.)
10:30 AM—CRIMINAL MOTIONS
(Tue., Wed.,Thu.)
Note: Motions noticed for a given day must be filed no later than 4:00 p.m. on the third business day preceding the day the motion is to be heard.
  9 AM—SET CASES

ASPEN, Marvin E., sj.
  ROOM 2568—United States Courthouse
  219 S. Dearborn St.
  Chicago, IL 60604
  Telephone (312) 435-5696
Notice: All motions for Judge Aspen shall be noticed for presentation on Thursdays only at 10:30 a.m. All motions must be filed no later than 3 business days prior to the date of presentation. (For a Thursday presentation, motions must be filed no later than the Monday prior).
A courtesy copy of all filings shall be provided to Judge Aspen's Courtroom Deputy within twenty-four (24) hours of electronic filing. Courtesy copies of motions and/or supporting memoranda in excess of 25 pages should be printed double-sided and bound with tabbed exhibits. Please leave all courtesy copies on the table outside the door of Room 2202.
Unless specifically authorized, neither counsel nor pro se litigants may communicate about a case by letter to Judge Aspen. All communications must be made in the form of a motion, brief, or a status report, served on opposing counsel. All requests for extension of time must be made upon written motion and noticed for hearing.
10:30 AM—MOTIONS
(Civil & Criminal)
(Thu. only)
Number of days notice: 3

BLAKEY, John Robert, j.
  ROOM 1203—United States Courthouse
  219 S. Dearborn St.
  Chicago, IL 60604
  Telephone (312) 435-5619
        MOTIONS PROCEDURES
Notice: Motions noticed for a given day must be filed no later than 12:00 p.m. on the fourth business day preceding the day the motion is to be heard. That is, motions noticed for presentment on a Tuesday must be filed by noon on the preceding Wednesday, and motions noticed for presentment on a Thursday must be filed by noon on the preceding Friday.
9:30 AM--CIVIL MOTIONS
(Tue. & Thu.)
  CRIMINAL MOTIONS--Contact Chambers
Number of days notice: 4
Rockford Cases: Parties in Western Division cases (civil and criminal) assigned to Judge Blakey must notice motions for presentment at 1:00 p.m. on the first available date (consistent with Judge Blakey's four-day notice requirement) from the following list of dates: Sept. 13, Oct. 4, Nov. 15, and Dec. 13. For questions or additional assistance, please call Judge Blakey's Chicago Courtroom Deputy at 312-818-6699.

BUCKLO, Elaine, sj.
  ROOM 2243—United States Courthouse
  219 S. Dearborn St.
  Chicago, IL 60604
  Telephone (312) 435-7610
Note: Change in Motion Call Practice: Civil motions are heard on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, beginning at 9:45 AM. Criminal motions are heard on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, beginning at 10:15 AM. Motions are not heard on Tuesdays.
Motions Notice for Hearing: Pursuant to Local Rule 5.3(b), motions must be notice for hearing before the court. The motion may be heard no fewer than 3 business days after the notice is filed. Judge Bucklo hears motions Mondays through Fridays, beginning at 9:00 a.m.
Proposed draft orders that have been requested by the court may be emailed to the court at: Proposed Order Bucklo@ilnd.uscourts.gov.
Parties' Rule 26(f) Planning Report: Parties are required to file their Planning Report at least two days prior to a scheduling conference in court. (The form of the report can be found on Judge Bucklo's page at www.ilnd.uscourts.gov.)
9:45 AM—CIVIL MOTIONS
(Wed., Thu. & Fri.)
 10:15 AM—CRIMINAL MOTIONS
    (Mon., Wed., Thu. and Fri.)
Number of days notice: 3
  9:30 AM—SET CASES

CHANG, Edmond E., j.
  ROOM 2119—United States Courthouse
  219 S. Dearborn St.
  Chicago, IL 60604
  Telephone (312) 435-5795
NOTE: All motions must be filed no later than the third business day (excludes federal holidays and weekends) before the day the motion is to be heard. For examples, absent a holiday, (1) a motion filed on a Monday may be noticed for the upcoming Thursday; and (2) a motion filed on a Thursday may be noticed for the following Tuesday. For civil cases and non-custodial criminal cases, the motion schedule is Monday through Thursday at 8:30 a.m. For in-custody defendants in criminal cases (and if the motion requires the defendant's presence), the motion schedule is Monday through Thursday at 9 a.m. The exception to the 8:30 a.m. and 9 a.m. hearing times is as follows: if there is an already-scheduled status hearing at a different time, then the motion may be noticed for that already-scheduled time. This applies only to the time of the hearing; all other in-advance requirements must be met.
8:30 AM—MOTIONS
Civil & Non-Custodial Criminal
(Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu.)
9 AM—MOTIONS
In-Custody Criminal &
defendant attendance required
(Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu.)
Number of days notice: 3 business days
  8:30 AM—SET CASES

COLEMAN, Sharon Johnson, j.
  ROOM 1241—United States Courthouse
  219 S. Dearborn St.
  Chicago, IL 60604
  Telephone (312) 435-6885
Note: Three days notice is required for the filing of all motions. The day you file your motion is not considered a full business day. Unless ordered by the court, motions shall not be noticed on a Monday or Friday status day. Defendants are required to appear for hearing on all motions for modification of supervised release, whether agreed or not, unless otherwise ordered by the court. Courtesy copies are only required on motions to dismiss, motions for summary judgment, and any motions with exhibits. Courtesy copies are to be delivered to the Courtroom Deputy in Room 1428 within 24 hours of filing.
8:45 AM—CIVIL MOTIONS
(Tue., Wed., Thu.)
9:45 AM—CRIMINAL MOTIONS
(Wed.) (Unless otherwise set
by the court)
Number of days notice: 3
  9:15 AM—SET CASES

DOW, Robert M., Jr., j.
  ROOM 2303—United States Courthouse
  219 S. Dearborn St.
  Chicago, IL 60604
  Telephone (312) 435-5665
        Notice
Judge Dow is hearing motions on: September 25, 28 at 9:15 a.m. October 6, 9, 14, 15, 20, and 23 at 9:15 a.m. November 3. 6, 9,11,12, 17, 20, and 23 at 9:15 a.m. All motions require a notice of motion with 3 business day notice (don't count the day the motion is filed, day it is heard, nor Saturday or Sunday). Courtesy copies are not necessary. There are no in-person hearings, the Court will either 1) rule on the motion, 2) set a briefing schedule, or 3) hold the hearing by telephone (call-in information will be put on the docket the day before the hearing).
        Notice
All requests/motions shall be filed in writing and noticed up for presentment, this applies to civil and criminal.
Parties may jointly contact the Courtroom Deputy at Carolyn_Hoesly@ilnd.uscourts.gov - all parties must be copied to avoid any ex parte communication with the court. See Important Information below.
Motions noticed for a given day must be filed no later than 4:00 p.m. on the third business day preceding the day the motion is to be heard. Joint uncontested and agreed motions should be so identified in the title and the body of the motion. Courtesy copies should be delivered to Judge Dow Jr.'s Courtroom Deputy Carolyn Hoesly Room 1914 within 24 hours of filing. Courtesy copies need not be delivered in an envelope unless the filing contains under-seal material. The Court prefers courtesy copies printed after the document has been filed with the CM/ECF header stamp on it.
9:15 AM--MOTION CALL
(Civil & Criminal)
(Tue. thru Thu.)
Number of days notice: 3
  1:30 PM—SET CASES

DURKIN, Thomas M., j.
  ROOM 1441—United States Courthouse
  219 S. Dearborn St.
  Chicago, IL 60604
  Telephone (312) 435-5840
        NOTICE
Appearing by Phone: As a courtesy the Court permits out-of-town and suburban counsel to participate in routine status and motion hearings by telephone using a landline number. To arrange for a telephonic conference please contact the Courtroom Deputy Emily Wall the day before the hearing date and provide the telephone number and the name of the attorney participating by telephone. Please see the link under Case Procedures for additional instructions regarding appearing by phone.
Courtesy Copies: Unless otherwise instructed by the Court, courtesy copies should be delivered by first class mail or its equivalent. Next day or otherwise expedited delivery (including delivery by messenger) is unnecessary in the normal course, and such expense is generally not justifiable.
Courtesy copies should always be printed from ECF after electronic filing so that the copies include the ECF header. Courtesy copies should be printed on both sides of the paper whenever possible. All electronically filed documents should be made word searchable before being filed on ECF. The Court prefers that citations to unpublished opinions be Westlaw citations. Please see the link under Case Procedures for further details regarding the Court's rules for courtesy copies.
Pendency of Motions: Parties should jointly inform the Court by contacting Emily Wall if the continuing pendency of a motion has caused or will cause hardship to one or more of the parties. Parties may also follow the procedures set forth in Local Rule 78.5 to inquire as to the status of a pending motion. No offense will be taken by the Court to such an inquiry or notice.
9 AM—MOTIONS
(Civil & Criminal)
(Mon, Tue., Wed., Thu.)
(3 day notice)
  9 AM—SET CASES

ELLIS, Sara L., j.
  ROOM 1403—United States Courthouse
  219 S. Dearborn St.
  Chicago, IL 60604
  Telephone (312) 435-5560
        Notice
Effective immediately: All civil motions and "not in custody" criminal motions shall be noticed for presentment pursuant to Judge Ellis' motion schedule with three business days' notice. See schedule below for dates when "in custody" defendant criminal motions should be noticed for presentment.
In custody defendants motions should be noticed for 1:30 p.m. on the following dates:
October 1, 6, 14, 15, 20, 26, 28, 29
November 3, 9, 12, 17, 23
December 1, 7, 9, 10, 15
NOTICE FOR WESTERN DIVISION, ROCKFORD COURT CASES
Judge Ellis will be hearing matters in the Rockford Courthouse on the following dates:
Rockford cases should follow the same guidelines for presentment as stated above.
All motions should be noticed for presentment. The Court will rule on any motions prior to the presentment date if appropriate.
DUE TO THE SIXTH AMENDED GENERAL ORDER 20-0012 dated September 4, 2020, suspending all public gatherings, motion hearings will be held telephonically.
Contact courtroom deputy by email Rhonda_Johnson@ilnd.uscourts.gov with any questions.
         Notice
Please note that this Court's procedures for discovery and summary judgment motions depart from the Local Rules. Please see the case management procedures for Discovery Motions and Summary Judgment Practice for further information.
         Important Information
This page and the linked pages set forth Judge Ellis' case management procedures and policies, which are intended to facilitate the prompt, efficient, and equitable disposition of cases on her docket. Please familiarize yourself with these materials. The success of this Court's procedures depends on your willingness to familiarize yourself with these materials and to act accordingly. Counsel will be expected to fully explain to the Court any failure to comply with the Court's procedures.
9:45 AM—MOTIONS
Civil
(Tue., Wed.)
10 AM—MOTIONS
Criminal (including arraignments
and changes of plea)
(Tue., Wed.)
1:45 PM—MOTIONS
Civil
(Thu)
  1:30 PM — Pretrial Conferences & Sentencing
(Mon. thru Wed.)
1:45 PM—MOTIONS
Criminal (including arraignments
and changes of plea)
(Thu.)
Number of days notice: 3 business days

FEINERMAN, Gary, j.
  ROOM 2141—United States Courthouse
  219 S. Dearborn St.
  Chicago, IL 60604
  Telephone (312) 435-5627
NOTE: Judge Feinerman hears motions on Monday through Thursday at 9:00 a.m., with three days notice. A courtesy copy of all motions, memoranda and exhibits shall be delivered to Courtroom Deputy Jackie Deanes on the day of filing, if at all feasible, and in all events no later than the day after filing. Pursuant to Local Rule 5.3(b), all motions must be noticed for presentment. Judge Feinerman will rule on some motions before the presentment date. At 4:00 p.m. on the day before the presentment date, the parties may review the electronic docket on the court's website (www.ilnd.uscourts.gov), or call the Courtroom Deputy (312-435-5568), to determine whether a ruling has been issued. If a ruling has issued, the noticed presentment date will be stricken and no appearance is required; in such instances, the moving party shall so inform all other parties.
9 AM—Motions
Civil & Criminal
(Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu.)
Number of days notice: 3
  9 AM—SET CASES

GETTLEMAN, Robert W., sj.
  ROOM 1703—United States Courthouse
  219 S. Dearborn St.
  Chicago, IL 60604
  Telephone (312) 435-5543
NOTE: The Clerk's office will no longer be printing and forwarding complaints to chambers. Therefore, Judge Gettleman will now require a hard copy of all complaints (with case number and magistrate judge"s name) delivered to chambers 1788 as soon as possible after filing. Judge Gettleman requires that a hard copy of any motion be dropped off in chambers 1788 as soon as possible after the filing of said motion. If a hard copy is not received, the motion will not be heard.
9:15 AM—MOTION CALL
(Civil & Criminal)
(Tue., Wed., Thu.)
Number of days notice: 3

GOTTSCHALL, Joan B., j.
  ROOM 2325—United States Courthouse
  219 S. Dearborn St.
  Chicago, IL 60604
  Telephone (312) 435-5640
NOTICE: Judge Gottschall will not be sitting Monday, August 23, 2021 through and including Monday, September 6, 2021. Motions filed within that time frame (8/23 - 9/6) will be ruled upon during the week of September 6, 2021. If a more prompt ruling is needed, please notify the sitting emergency judge.
Aug 4-Sept 3
NOTE: Civil and criminal motions are heard on Wednesdays and Fridays at 9:30 AM. Judge Gottschall requires a three day prior notice for all motions. Please refer to Judge Gottschall's case management packet for specific filing details.
Courtesy copies of the ORIGINAL COMPLAINT and ALL PLEADINGS are to be delivered to the Deputy Clerk's Office, Room 2332-A, within 24 hours of filing on CM/ECF. Courtesy copies MUST BE STAPLED OR BOUND and ALL EXHIBITS MUST BE TABBED. Courtesy copies not in compliance will be returned.

GUZMAN, Ronald A., j.
  ROOM 1801—United States Courthouse
  219 S. Dearborn St.
  Chicago, IL 60604
  Telephone (312) 435-5363
NOTE: All electronic filings must still include a courtesy hard copy to Judge Guzman's Courtroom Deputy (Room 1218).
9:30 AM--MOTIONS
(Civil & Criminal)
(Tue. & Thu. only)
Number of days notice: 2

HART, William T., j.
  ROOM 2503—United States Courthouse
  219 S. Dearborn St.
  Chicago, IL 60604
  Telephone 312) 435-5776
        EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY
        NOTICE
NOTICE: to electronic filers: you still must provide a paper "Judge's Copy" as required by Local Rule 5.2(f).
The judge's copy of a noticed motion and any accompanying brief and exhibits must be delivered to the courthouse at least two business days prior to the date for presentation of the motion.
Judge's copies are to be filed on the 20th floor in the box designated for that purpose, in the lobby drop box, or in the slot next to the chamber's door (Room 2502)
2 PM—MOTIONS CIVIL &
CRIMINAL
(Thursdays)
No. of Days Notice: 2

KENDALL, Virginia M., j.
  ROOM 2503—United States Courthouse
  219 S. Dearborn St.
  Chicago, IL 60604
  Telephone (312) 435-5692
Notice: Civil motions are heard on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 9:45 a.m. Criminal motions are heard on Wednesdays at 9:45 a.m. The original motion should be filed no later than the third business day preceding the day the motion is to be heard. Motions may also be noticed in conjunction with a set hearing, but the three-day notice requirement still applies. Original filings shall not be accepted in chambers, however, a courtesy copy should be delivered to chambers within 24 hours after filing. If the filing totals 50 or more pages, the courtesy copy should be bound and tabbed as provided in Local Rule 5.2(d) for "judge's paper copies." Courtesy copies need not be delivered in an envelope unless the pleading contains under-seal material. If the document is electronically filed, the courtesy copy must include the printed CM/ECF header at the top of every page.
9:45 AM—CIVIL MOTIONS
  (Tue. & Wed.)
  9:45—CRIMINAL MOTIONS
    (Wed. only)
Number of days notice: 3
  12 PM—SET CASES

KENNELLY, Matthew F., j.
  ROOM 2103—United States Courthouse
  219 S. Dearborn St.
  Chicago, IL 60604
  Telephone (312) 435-5618
        MOTION PRACTICE
All motions, without exception, must be noticed for presentment as required by Local Rule 5.3(b). Motions that are not noticed for presentment will be stricken.
All motions, civil and criminal, are to be noticed for Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday at 9:30 a.m. Judge Kennelly requires all motions to be served electronically at least three business days before the date the motion is to be heard.
Joint, uncontested, and agreed motions should be so identified in the title and body of the motion.
A paper copy of all motions, including those filed electronically, must be submitted in accordance with Local Rule 5.3(e), either by submission to chambers (Room 2188) or by leaving it in the lobby drop box.
9:30 AM—MOTIONS
(Civil & Criminal)   
(Tue., Wed. & Thu. only)
Number of days notice: 3  

KNESS, John F. , j.
  ROOM 1725—United States Courthouse
  219 S. Dearborn St.
  Chicago, IL 60604
        Notice
PLEASE NOTE: Due to current circumstances in the Northern District of Illinois, Judge Kness's staff is reporting to the courthouse only intermittently. If you need assistance with a case assigned to Judge Kness, please send an email to the courtroom deputy, Enjoli Fletcher, at enjoli_fletcher@ilnd.uscourts.gov. Until further notice, the only way to contact the court is by email. Please note that that Ms. Fletcher cannot be reached by telephone at this time.
  9 AM — CIVIL MOTIONS
         (Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu.)
  9:30 AM— ON TRIAL-JURY TRIAL
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KOCORAS, Charles P., sj.
  ROOM 2325—United States Courthouse
  219 S. Dearborn St.
  Chicago, IL 60604
  Telephone (312) 435-6872
        Notice
At this time, courtesy copies are not required unless specifically requested. All civil hearings will be held via telephone conference unless otherwise specified.
ALL FILINGS must include a courtesy hard copy to the chambers of Judge Kocoras on the date of filing. Effective immediately, the original of any notice of motion and motion shall be electronically filed by 4:00 p.m. of the third business day preceding the date of presentment. Pursuant to Local Rule 5.3(a)(1), service of motions and notice of motions must be accomplished no later than 4:00 p.m. of the third business day preceding the date of presentment. However, delivering a hard copy of the motion and notice of motion to the Court's chambers or Courtroom Deputy must be effectuated no later than 4:00 p.m. the day of filing. Failure to comply may result in the striking of the matter from the Court's motion call.
9:30 AM—MOTION CALL
(Civil & Criminal)
(Tue. & Thu. only)
Number of days notice: 3

LEE, John Z., j.
  ROOM 2125—United States Courthouse
  219 S. Dearborn St.
  Chicago, IL 60604
  Telephone (312) 435-5769
        NOTICES
If you need to contact the Courtroom Deputy, please do so by email to carmen_acevedo@ilnd.uscourts.gov. Courtesy copies of documents filed on CM-ECF are NOT required and are strongly discouraged, absent a request by the Court.
        MOTION PRACTICE
All motions must be filed no later than the third business day (excludes federal holidays and weekends) before the day the motion is to be heard. For example, absent a holiday, (1) a motion filed on a Monday may be noticed for the upcoming Thursday; and (2) a motion filed on a Thursday may be noticed for the following Tuesday.
Please deliver a courtesy copy to the Courtroom Deputy of all motions to dismiss, motions to compel, summary judgment motions, and any other motions with exhibits attached.
Courtesy copies need not be delivered in an envelope unless the pleading contains under seal material. If a party is submitting a document of more than 50 pages, Judge Lee prefers that the courtesy copy be SPIRAL BOUND on the side.
Civil motions should be noticed for 9:00 a.m., Tuesday thru Thursday. Criminal motions should be noticed for 9:30 a.m., Tuesday thruThursday.
Before filing a motion, the movant's counsel must ask opposing counsel whether there is an objection to the motion. Joint, uncontested, and agreed motions should be so identified in the title and body of the motion. Trial dates and discovery cutoff dates generally will not be reset except by written motion.
In addition to the 15-page limit on briefs, Local Rule 7.1, the Court applies the other format requirements of Local Rule 5.2(c) to electronically filed briefs. See Local Rule 5.2(c) for those page-size, font-size, margin, and spacing requirements.
Counsel shall not respond to motions by correspondence with the Court.
Trial dates and discovery cutoff dates will not be reset except by written motion. Motions to extend a discovery cutoff date or to reset a trial date, whether uncontested or contested, will normally require a Court appearance.
9 AM—CIVIL MOTIONS
(Tue., Wed., Thu.)
9 AM—STATUS
(Tue., Wed., Thu.)
9:30 AM—CRIMINAL MOTIONS
(Tue., Wed., Thu.)
Number of days notice: 3
  11 AM—SET CASES

LEFKOW, Joan H., j.
  ROOM 2201—United States Courthouse
  219 S. Dearborn St.
  Chicago, IL 60604
  Telephone (312) 435-5832
        Notice
At this time, courtesy copies are not required unless specifically requested.
All civil hearings will be held via telephone conference unless otherwise specified. All criminal hearings may be held either via telephone or video conference upon consent of the parties.
Parties should contact the courtroom deputy for scheduling of Rockford matters. See courtesy copy section for providing copies for Rockford cases.
Motions in civil cases for Chicago should be noticed for presentment on Wednesdays only at 9:30 a.m. If however a civil case has previously been set for a status hearing at 11:00 on a Tuesday a subsequent motion may be filed to accompany the status hearing. Otherwise status hearings only will be called on Tuesdays at 11:00 a.m.
Motions and status hearings in criminal cases for Chicago will be called on Wednesdays at 9:00.
All motions must be on file no later than three business days preceding the date noticed for presentment.
Courtesy copies: Paper copies are not required at this time.
Chambers Hours: The hours for Judge Lefkow's chambers are 8:15-4:30. Calls placed to chambers or the courtroom deputy after 4:30 may not be answered or returned until the next day.
Call Sheets: Click on the Related Link "Call Sheet" to view Judge Lefkow's next court call. The day's call sheet will be posted by 4:00 p.m. the afternoon prior to the next day's hearings. Please do not call chambers before
4:00 p.m. to inquire whether an appearance will be required.
9 AM—ARRAIGNMENTS
(Wed. only)
9 AM—CRIMINAL MOTIONS/
STATUS
(Wed. only)
10 AM—CIVIL MOTIONS/STATUS
(Wed. only)   
Number of days notice: 3

LEINENWEBER, Harry D., sj.
  ROOM 1941—United States Courthouse
  219 S. Dearborn St.
  Chicago, IL 60604
  Telephone (312) 435-7612
NOTE: Judge Leinenweber requires a COURTESY COPY of all MOTIONS, ORDERS AND PLEADINGS, that are either paper filed or e-filed, to be placed in the drop box in front of the Courtroom Deputy Office, Room 1938 or delivered to Chambers 1946. Parties may call Courtroom Deputy or Chambers the morning of motion call to see if their motions were granted.
9:30 AM—MOTIONS
(Civil & Criminal)
(Tue., Wed. & Thu. only)
Number of days notice: 2

NORGLE, Charles R., j.
  ROOM 2341—United States Courthouse
  219 S. Dearborn St.
  Chicago, IL 60604
  Telephone (312) 435-5634
        Scheduling Motions
The court hears motions on Friday (odd number motions at 9:30 AM, even number motions at 10:30). Unless the court has told a party it need not appear, counsel is expected to be present whether or not the motion is agreed. Counsel should call on the day prior to the date set for the motion to see if appearance is necessary. Motions must be filed with the central clerk's office at least two working days prior to the date of the hearing of the motion pursuant to Local Rule 78.1.
(Chambers)
Minute Clerk (312)435-5635
9:30 AM—MOTIONS ODD #s
(Civil & Criminal)    
(Fri. only)
10:30 AM—MOTIONS EVEN #s
(Civil & Criminal)    
(Fri. only)
  10:30 AM—SET CASES

PACOLD, Martha M. , j.
  ROOM 1425—United States Courthouse
  219 S. Dearborn St.
  Chicago, IL 60604
  Telephone (312) 435-3032
        Judge Pacold's Motion Procedures
Until further notice, consistent with Fifth Amended General Order 20-0012, litigants are neither required nor permitted to notice motions for in-person presentment. Motions shall be filed on the docket and must indicate whether they are agreed or opposed. If the motion is opposed, the movant shall confer with the non-movant and submit a joint proposed briefing schedule in the motion or by email to proposed_order_pacold@ilnd.uscourts.gov. After reviewing the motion, the court will enter a briefing schedule or ruling on the docket. If the court determines that a hearing or argument is necessary, the court will schedule a telephonic hearing. Status hearings will be conducted by way of written status reports or telephone appearances, as directed by the court.
CRIMINAL CASES: Counsel must provide courtesy copies of any ex parte sealed motions to Ruth O'Shea no later than 24 hours after filing such motions.
        Standing Order
This Standing Order applies to all civil cases reassigned to the calendar of District Judge Martha Pacold. All previously-set status or motion hearing dates are vacated. Any trials set for August 29, 2019 through October 18, 2019 are cancelled and will be re-set by the Court. Unless otherwise ordered, all previously-set discovery, briefing schedules and deadlines remain intact. A reassignment status conference date will be set by the Court. Already-pending motions will be addressed at the reassignment status. The parties are directed not to notice or re-notice any motions, with the exception of emergency motions, prior to appearing at the reassignment conference. For all emergency motions arising prior to September 9th should be noticed before the emergency judge. For all emergency motions arising after September 9th, the parties are directed to contact chambers at (312) 435-5814 (this number is subject to change). Emergency matters must be of such a nature that a delay in hearing them would cause serious and irreparable harm to one or more of the parties to the proceeding.
To help the Court learn about the case, at least 5 business days before the reassignment status conference, counsel are to confer, prepare, and file a joint status report, not to exceed five pages. If defense counsel has not yet filed an appearance, the status report should be prepared by plaintiff's counsel.
  9:45 AM—SET CASES

REINHARD, Philip G., sj.
  ROOM 5100—U.S. COURTHOUSE
  327 S. CHURCH ST.
  Rockford, IL 61101-1316
  Telephone (815) 987-4480
         Pleadings
All electronic filings MUST be followed by a courtesy paper copy for Judge Reinhard within 24 hours of the e-filing and should be mailed to Susan Bennehoff, Courtroom Deputy to Judge Reinhard, Stanley J. Roszkowski United States Courthouse, 327 South Church Street - Room 5404, Rockford, Illinois 61101. Courtesy copies are not to be emailed or faxed. Out of town counsel may need to use an overnight delivery service in order to meet the 24 hour deadline for receipt of the paper courtesy copy.
        SCHEDULING MOTIONS
As Judge Reinhard is on Senior Status, all motions are to be scheduled through the Courtroom Deputy. Please call Susan Bennehoff at (779) 772-8305 before setting any motions.

SEEGER, Steven C. , j.
  ROOM 2319—United States Courthouse
  219 S. Dearborn St.
  Chicago, IL 60604
  Telephone (312) 435-5588
Important Information
In view of the current situation regarding COVID-19, the Court recognizes that counsel and parties may wish (or need) to conduct more business by telephone in the days and weeks to come than ordinarily is the case, especially here in the Northern District of Illinois where in-person status hearings remain the norm. The Court urges each lawyer and litigant to consider whether a telephone appearance makes sense and if it does, the Court will be happy to accommodate. If you would like to appear by telephone for any hearing or status conference, please contact the Courtroom Deputy, Jessica J. Ramos, preferably by email (jessica_j_ramos@ilnd.uscourts.gov) or by telephone (312/435-6594) if necessary, to advise her of the case number and the name of the person who is expecting to participate. We will open the phone lines shortly before the start time every day that court is in session. Please use the Court's toll-free call-in number (888) 684-8852, conference access code is 9369830. Given the increased volume of users that is anticipated, we ask that you keep your phone on mute until your case is called.
9 AM—CIVIL MOTIONS
(Mon. thru Thu.)
(3 day notice)

SHAH, Manish S., j.
  ROOM 1919—United States Courthouse
  219 S. Dearborn St.
  Chicago, IL 60604
  Telephone (312) 435-5649
        Notice
PLEASE NOTE: Judge Shah's staff is not currently reporting to the courthouse. Please email susan_mcclintic@ilnd.uscourts.gov if you need assistance with a case assigned to Judge Shah.
NEW: Motions Policy Until further notice, litigants are not required to notice motions for presentment before Judge Shah. Motions shall be filed on the docket, and must indicate whether they are agreed or opposed. If the motion is opposed, the movant must propose a briefing schedule in the motion or by email to proposed_order_shah@ilnd.uscourts.gov. The court will enter a briefing schedule or ruling on the motion on the docket. If the court determines that a hearing or argument is necessary, the court will schedule telephonic appearances for counsel. Status hearings will be conducted by way of written status reports or telephone appearances.
NEW: Courtesy Copies Policy Judge Shah does NOT accept courtesy copies of court filings, except for in camera documents and any exhibit that consists of an audio and/or video file. In which instance, only the exhibit is necessary.
9:45 AM—CIVIL MOTIONS
(Tue., Wed., Thu.)
10:15 AM—CRIMINAL MOTIONS
(Tue., Wed., Thu.)
Number of Days Notice: 3 business days
The BEST way to contact Judge Shah's courtroom deputy, Susan McClintic, is to send her an email at susan_mcclintic@ilnd.uscourts.gov. Ms. McClintic cannot receive or return telephone calls while in court, and emails are always answered much sooner than a voicemail message can be returned.
  9:30 AM—SET CASES

THARP, John J., j.
  ROOM 1419—United States Courthouse
  219 S. Dearborn St.
  Chicago, IL 60604
  Telephone (312) 435-5573
        ANNOUNCEMENT: PLEASE READ CAREFULLY BEFORE NOTICING A MOTION FOR PRESENTMENT!!
Motion hearings are ordinarily scheduled on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays at 9:00 a.m. Before noticing a motion for presentment, the moving party should call the Courtroom Deputy at (312) 435-5861 to confirm the scheduling of the motion. Motions scheduled without consultation may be rescheduled or stricken by the Court sua sponte. Motions require at least 3 business days' notice to all parties, unless Judge Tharp orders otherwise. Counsel are reminded to review the Court's call sheet (generally posted at 3:00 p.m. on the preceding day on the Court's website and outside the courtroom) to determine the order in which cases may be called.
9 AM—MOTIONS
(Civil & Criminal)
(Tue., Wed., Thu.)
NOTE: Motions must be served three business days prior to the date of presentment.

VALDERRAMA, Franklin U., j.
  ROOM 1219—United States Courthouse
  219 S. Dearborn St.
  Chicago, IL 60604
  Telephone (312) 435-5624
 9 AM — Civil Motions
        (Tue, Wed, Thu)
10 AM — Criminal Motions
(Tue, Wed, Thu)
9:30 AM — Status Call
(Tue, Wed, Thu)
  10:15 AM—SET CALL

WOOD, Andrea, j.
  ROOM 1925—United States Courthouse
  219 S. Dearborn St.
  Chicago, IL 60604
  Telephone (312) 435-5582
9 AM—MOTIONS
(Civil)
(Tue., Wed., Thu.)
  10 AM—MOTIONS
(Criminal)
(Tue., Wed., Thu.)
Number of days notice: 3
  9 AM—SET CASES

U.S. Magistrate Judges
 ALL NEW criminal complaints and search warrants, initial appearances, enlargement of bond travel restrictions, defendant change of address,dismissals of complaints and inquiries regarding case status, should be brought to the Magistrate Judge assigned to duty for that day.

COLE, Jeffrey, j.
  ROOM 1003—  Telephone (312) 435-5601
        NOTICE
All parties shall deliver a courtesy copy of all pleadings, motions, supporting memoranda and other filings to Room 1010 (courtroom deputy's office) pursuant to Local Rule 5.2(f). All filings must comply with Local Rule 5.2(d). Failure to timely provide a courtesy copy with exhibits seperated by protruding tabs will result in the motion being stricken and will necessitate a refiling of the motion.
Status Conferences and Motions: Status conferences and motions will be held every day, Monday - Friday, at 8:30 A.M.
Service of motions: Motions should be e-filed with Clerk's Office no later than the third business day preceding the day the motion is to be heard, except in the case of emergency motions. A courtesy copy of all motions, supporting memoranda, responses and replies MUST be delivered to chambers contemporaneously with the e-filing. See Local Rule 5.2(e). Pursuant to Local Rule 5.2(c), courtesy copies must be bound on the left side and include "protruding tabs for exhibits." Filings which do not have protruding tabs for exhibits will be stricken pursuant to Local Rule 5.2(d).
Emergency motions are exempt from the three day notice requirement. However, to qualify as an emergency, the motion must arise from circumstances that could not reasonably have been anticipated and that requires immediate action to avoid serious or irreparable harm. Discovery motions, including those seeking to extend discovery closing dates, will seldom qualify as emergencies. Prior to presenting the emergency motion, the movant must inform the courtroom deputy of the general nature of the motion and the reason for the emergency hearing. The parties will be notified if the motion will be deemed an emergency and will be heard at the requested time. Reasonable attempts must be made to notify opposing counsel. Only in the most exigent of circumstances, will actual or attempted notice be excused.
Appearances by counsel: Although I attempt to contact counsel to inform them if appearances will not be required, the process is not perfect, and thus, parties should consult the Court's website to determine if an appearance on the motion will be necessary. In the event the website does not have the information, they should contact, the Courtroom Deputy, between 3:30 and 4:30 p.m. on the day before the motion is scheduled to be heard to determine whether an appearance will be necessary. Although it will seldom be necessary to appear on agreed motions, it will nonetheless be necessary to contact the Courtroom Deputy, if the website does not post an order granting the motion. Where appearances are excused, the moving counsel shall notify all other counsel in the case.
8:30 AM—CIVIL MOTIONS
(Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu.)
For date and time of Criminal Motions, contact Chambers.
  10 AM—SET CASES

COX, Susan E., j.
  ROOM 1025—  Telephone (312) 435-5615
  FAX (312) 554-8514
NOTE: Courtesy copies of motions are to be delivered to the Courtroom Deputy's Office 1024, within 24 hours of filing. Additionally, courtesy copies of all filed documents must be delivered to the Courtroom Deputy's Office 1024.
9:30 AM—MOTIONS CALL
(Civil)   
(Tue. & Wed.)
11 AM—MOTIONS CALL
(Criminal)   
(Tue. & Wed.)
Number of days notice: 3
11 AM—ARRAIGNMENTS
(Tue. & Wed.)
  9 AM—SET CASES

CUMMINGS, Jeffrey I. , j.
  ROOM 1350—  Telephone (312) 435-5630
Civil motions will be heard on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10:00 a.m. in courtroom 1350. All civil motions must be filed no later than four business days in advance of the hearing (filed by Wednesday for Tuesday's call; filed by Friday for Thursday's call). Criminal motions will be heard on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10:45 a.m. in courtroom 1350. All criminal motions must be filed no later than three business days in advance of the hearing (filed by Thursday for Tuesday's call; filed by Monday for Thursday's call).
Courtesy Copies: Unless otherwise ordered by the Court, parties are not required to submit courtesy copies of documents consisting of 10 or fewer pages, inclusive of exhibits and attachments. Courtesy copies of all other documents shall be submitted to chambers, room 1356, within one business day of filing.
10 AM—Civil Motions
(Tue & Thu.)
10:45 AM—Criminal Motions
(Tue & Thu.)
  1 PM—SET CASES
  9 AM—ON TRIAL

FINNEGAN, Sheila, j.
  ROOM 2214—  Telephone (312) 435-5657
  FAX (312) 435-5657
NOTE: Courtesy copies are not required unless the electronic filing, including exhibits, exceeds 20 pages. Please drop courtesy copies through the slot located outside Room 2206. Counsel should call Judge Finnegan's chambers as soon as possible if the parties resolve an issue that is scheduled for argument or is under consideration by the judge. After normal business hours, counsel may leave a message on the chambers' voicemail system (312) 435-5657.
9:15 AM—MOTIONS
(Civil & Criminal)
(Tue. & Thu. only)
Number of days notice: 3
  9:15 AM—SET CASES

FUENTES, Gabriel , j.
  ROOM 1838—  Telephone (312) 435-7570
NOTE:
Consent To Proceed Before a U.S. Magistrate Judge: Judge Fuentes encourages parties to consent to his jurisdiction so that he may preside over the entirety of the case, including ruling on dispositive motions and presiding over any trial. Because Judge Fuentes does not handle felony criminal cases, he generally is able to accommodate the requests of counsel for particular (and firm) trial dates. Parties are encouraged to read 28 U.S.C. Section 636 and Fed. R. Civ. P. 73 regarding trial by consent and discuss this option with their clients and opposing counsel.
The Court will dispense with its three-day notice requirement only in connection with emergency motions. To qualify as an "emergency," a motion must arise from an unforeseen circumstance that arises suddenly and unexpectedly, and that requires immediate action in order to avoid serious or irreparable harm to one or more of the parties. Motions for extension of time for filing, or for continuances of deadlines or other dates previously set by the Court, are highly unlikely to qualify as "emergencies." In the event a party seeks to present an emergency motion, that party must inform the courtroom deputy by email at jenny_jauregui@ilnd.uscourts.gov prior to filing the motion of the general nature of the motion and the reason that it requires emergency treatment, so that it can be determined if emergency treatment is appropriate. A party seeking to present an emergency motion must make all reasonable efforts to provide the opposing party with actual notice of the motion.
10:30 AM—MOTIONS
       (Civil & Criminal)
        (Tue. Wed. & Thu.)
Number of days notice: 3

  9 AM—SET CASES

GILBERT, Jeffrey T., j.
  ROOM 1386—  Telephone (312) 435-5672
NOTE: All motions must be filed no later than the third business day before the day the motion is to be heard. A courtesy copy of all motions, including motions filed electronically, must be delivered to chambers (Room1366) the same day the motion is filed. If a motion is filed electronically after business hours, it must be delivered to chambers by 10:00 a.m. the next business day. If counsel is aware that there is no objection to the motion, or it is agreed, that information should be stated in the title or body of the motion.
9:15 AM—MOTIONS
(Civil & Criminal)
(Tue. & Thu.)
10:00 AM—STATUS
(Tue. & Thu.)
1:30 PM—ARRAIGNMENTS
(Tue. & Thu.)
Number of days notice: 3

HARJANI, Sunil R. , j.
  ROOM 1858—  Telephone (312) 435-3000
Note: Communications with Chambers for case related matters: The Court strongly prefers email communication with the courtroom deputy, with a copy to opposing counsel. Counsel may jointly contact the courtroom deputy at lynette_santiago@ilnd.uscourts.gov.
Communications with Chambers for non-case related matters: Please send an email to Chambers_Harjani@ilnd.uscourts.gov.
Note: Courtesy Copies: Judge Harjani requires parties to submit courtesy copies of all filings. Courtesy copies should be delivered to Judge Harjani's courtroom deputy Lynette Santiago in Room 1804 within 24 hours of the filing. Courtesy copies should include the printed CM/ECF header at the top of every page. All electronically filed documents should be made word searchable before being filed on the CM/ECF system.
   9:45 AM—CIVIL MOTIONS
(Tue., Wed. & Thu.)
   9:45 AM—CRIMNAL MOTIONS
(Tue., Wed. & Thu.)
  Arraignments — Contact Courtroom Deputy
Number of days notice: 3
  9:30 AM—SET CASES

JANTZ, Beth W. , j.
  ROOM 1812—  Telephone (312)435-3080
Notice of Judicial Absence: Judge Jantz will not be hearing motions on March 16-20, 2020.
For cases re-assigned to Judge Jantz:
All previously set status and motion hearing dates before the predecessor magistrate judge are stricken. The Court will set an initial status conference date. At the initial status conference, the Court will set new presentment dates for noticed motions. All previously set discovery schedules and briefing schedules remain intact. At least three business days before the initial status conference, parties shall confer, prepare, and file a joint status report, not to exceed 5 pages. Please review Judge Jantz's standing orders on initial status conferences and initial status reports.
Motions:
— Civil motions are heard Tuesday and Thursday mornings, at 9:30. Criminal motions are heard Tuesday and Thursday mornings at 10:30. Motions should be filed by the third business day before the presentment date. Parties are not to notice or re-notice any motions, with the exception of emergency motions, for any earlier than Thursday, February 27.
— Uncontested or agreed motions should be so identified in both the title and body of the motion. If you do not hear from the court by email, phone or court order, the motion will be heard as noticed in open court even if agreed or unopposed.
— All motions must state with specificity when and how the movant complied with a meet and confer requirement, such as that in Local Rule 37.2, and when opposed, the opposing party's position. This good faith effort to resolve or narrow the dispute should be done face to face or by telephone; the mere exchange of emails or letters will not normally be sufficient to comply.
        Motion Schedule
 9:30 AM — Civil Motions
(Tue and Thu)
10:30 AM —Criminal Motions
(Tue and Thu)

JENSEN, Lisa, j.
  ROOM 3200—  Telephone (779) 772-8002

JOHNSTON, Iain David, j.
  ROOM 5200—  Telephone (815) 987-4255
NOTE: All electronic filings must be followed up with a courtesy paper copy to Judge Johnston's chambers. The courtesy copy of all noticed motions must be received bu the Judge AT LEAST 48 hours before the date of presentment. Courtesy paper copies must be mailed or delivered to Operations Specialist Yvonne Pedroza in Room 2200. Please do not bring courtesy copies to chambers; they will not be accepted and no confirmation signature will be available. There are no capabilities for faxed or e-mailed courtesy copies.
 MOTIONS
 10 AM —CIVIL MOTIONS
       (Tue. & Thu.)
 11 AM —CRIMINAL MOTIONS
       (Tue. & Thu.)
  1:30 PM—SET CASES

KIM, Young B., j.
  ROOM 1019—  Telephone (312) 408-5168
NOTE: All requests to reset a status hearing, motion hearing or settlement conference must be agreed to by all parties. Please review the court's case management procedures pertaining to "Motion Practice." A courtesy copy of all motions filed must be submitted to chambers within one business day of filing unless the motion, (including exhibits) is less than 10 pages.
11 AM—MOTIONS
(Civil & Criminal)
(Mon., Tue., Thu., Fri.)
Number of days notice: 3
  11 AM—SET CASES

WEISMAN, M. David, j.
  ROOM 1300—NOTE: Parties are asked to submit courtesy copies of all electronic filings. Please deliver courtesy copies to Judge Weisman's chambers (Room 1318) within one business day of filing.
9:15 AM—CIVIL MOTIONS
(Mon., Tue., Wed. & Thu.)
  9:15 AM — CRIMINAL MOTIONS
   (Mon., Tue., Wed., & Thu.)
Number of days notice: 3
  2 PM— SET CASES