Today's announcements are for 2-21-2024.

U.S. Bankruptcy Court

NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS EASTERN DIVISION
Everett McKinley Dirksen
United States Courthouse
   219 S. Dearborn St.,
   Chicago, Illinois 60604
   www.ilnb.uscourts.gov
ALL FILINGS:
   Room 710-219 S. Dearborn St.
   Chicago, Illinois 60604
CUSTOMER SERVICE:
   General Info (312)408-5000
CASE INFORMATION:
   Voice Case Info
   System (312)408-5089
    (7 am to 8 pm)
ELECTRONIC ACCESS: PACER
   Registration & Billing Info:
    1(800)676-6856
CM/ECF Help Desk: (312) 408-7765
Emergency New Case Filings Only: (773) 495-5842 and (312) 543-5460
The Office of the Clerk (in both divisions) is open from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. on all days except Saturdays, Sundays and legal holidays.
The Customer Service Information line (312) 408-5000 will be answered from 8:30 until 5:00.
JEFFREY P. ALLSTEADT, Clerk
Room 750-219 S. Dearborn St.
   Chicago, Illinois 60604
   Telephone (312)435-6036
Hon. A. Benjamin Goldgar will be emergency judge during the month of February.

COX, Jacqueline P., cj.
  ROOM 680—219 S.DEARBORN
  Chicago, IL 60604
  Telephone (312)435-5679
Note: The court reminds that Local Rule 2090-5(A)(3) requires that individual lawyers file appearances, not law firms. If the attorney files a proposed order that awards compensation jointly to the attorney and the law firm, the court will sign it, but not an order that awards compensation to a law firm
Effective Monday, July 10, 2023, the following will apply for Judge Cox's court call:
Video access to the court proceedings in Judge Cox's courtroom is available only for parties with matters before the court and their attorneys. Non-parties may have access in the courtroom.
It is recommended that parties and their attorneys join the call 15 minutes early to identify themselves, if need be. For those who join by phone, please rename yourself with your first and last name.
Starting November 7, 2022, all trials before Judge Cox will be conducted in court.
Face masks must be worn in Judge Cox's courtroom. (Exceptions: an attorney who is examining a witness and a witness who is testifying.)
Zoom for Government can be accessed at www.zoomgov.com (link is external). Continue to use the following Zoom Meeting ID and Passcode when presenting a motion before Judge Cox:
Monday Chapter 13 Calls
Meeting ID: 161 273 2896
Passcode: 778135
Tuesday Chapters 7 and 11 calls
Meeting ID: 161 273 2896
Passcode: 778135
To join by telephone:
1-669-254-5252 Or 1-646-828-7666
Meeting ID: 1612732896
Passcode: 778135
        The Trustee's Final Report and Account can be noticed up on Tuesdays at 1:00 p.m.
Chapter 13 Motions
9:00 AM Monday
Chapter 13 Adversaries
10:00 AM Monday
Confirmations
10:30 AM Monday
Chapter 7 and Chapter 11 Motions
1:00 PM and 1:30 PM Tuesday
Chapter 7 and Chapter 11 Adversaries
1:00 PM and 1:30 PM Tuesday
NOTES: If you will be setting more than Ten (10) Adversary Status Hearing Dates on a Bankruptcy Matter please contact the Judges Chambers for the Day and Time for said Hearing.

BAER, Janet S., j.
  ROOM 615—219 S.DEARBORN
  Chicago, IL 60604
  Telephone (312)435-6054
        Chicago Schedule
        NOTICE REGARDING THE HANDLING OF JUDGE BAER'S CASES FROM NOVEMBER 1, 2023 THROUGH JANUARY 31, 2024
Judge Baer will be participating in the Court's Calendar Adjustment Program from November 1, 2023 through January 31, 2024. All motions and adversary proceedings shall continue to be noticed for hearing before Judge Baer in courtroom 615 with Zoom Meeting ID 160 731 2971 and Passcode 587656 but will be heard by other judges. For the complete schedule see "Notice Regarding the Handling of Judge Baer's Cases from November 2023 through January 2024".
LOCATION and TIME: All matters and adversary proceedings in Cook County cases and all chapter 11 cases (regardless of the debtor's residence) will be heard on Tuesdays at 10:00 a.m. Pursuant to the Local Rules, attorneys and others can choose to appear on a motion either (a) personally in court in the Dirksen Courthouse, or (b) by audio using Zoom for Government as outlined above.
OTHER INFORMATION: Please refer to the Procedures for Cases Assigned to Judge Baer for further information.
Schedule
Chapters 7 and 11
10 AM — Original (New) Motions
           (Wednesday)
10 AM — Set or Continued Matters
(Wednesday)
10 AM — Adversary Proceedings
(Wednesday)
To join the ZoomGov Meeting:
-Join by website: https://www.zoomgov.com/join
-Join by phone: (669) 254-5252 or (646) 828-7666
Meeting ID: 160 731 2971
Passcode: 587656

BAER, Janet S., j.
  ROOM 240—219 S.DEARBORN
  Chicago, IL 60604
Geneva hearing schedule: Feb 23, March 8, March 29, April 12, May 3, May 17, 2024.
LOCATION: Unless otherwise permitted, all matters and adversary proceedings in both DuPage and Kane County cases (other than chapter 11 cases) will be held on the dates outlined below as hybrid in-person/video court calls. Pursuant to the Local Rules, attorneys and others can choose to appear on matters either (a) personally in court or (b) by video or audio using Zoom for Government as outlined above.
The Geneva call will not be held physically in Geneva, Ilinois. Attorneys and others who have matters on the Geneva call should appear by video using Zoom for Government or may appear in person in Courtroom 615 of the Dirksen Courthouse in Chicago when necessary. Parties may not appear in person at the courthouse in Geneva.
To join the ZoomGov Meeting:
Join by website: https://www.zoomgov.com/join
 Meeting ID 160 731 2971
Passcode 587656
Hearings set or requested on other dates will be stricken.
TIMES: All matters and adversary proceedings must be set for the appropriate time slots according to the schedule below.
Schedule
Chapter 13
 9:15 AM — Trustee's Original (New) Motions
 9:30 AM — Original (New) Motions
 9:45 AM — Set or Continued Matters
 9:45 AM — Adversary Proceedings
10:00 AM — Confirmation Hearings
    (and all matters and adversary proceedings in those cases)
Chapter 7
    11 AM — Original (New) Motions
     11 AM — Set or Continued Matters
     11 AM — Adversary Proceedings
     11 AM — Involuntary Petitions
Please refer to the Procedures for Cases Assigned to Judge Baer for further information.

BARNES, Timothy A., j.
  ROOM 744—219 S.DEARBORN
  Chicago, IL 60604
  Telephone (312)435-5646
Judge Barnes will not be sitting: March 11-15, May 6-10, 2024.
Hearings in Chapter 13 Cases:
Thursdays
9:15 AM Trustee New Matters
9:30 AM All Other New Matters
10:00 AM Continued Matters
10:00 AM Adversary Status
10:30 AM Confirmation Hearings
11:00 AM Matters Set by the Court
Hearings in all Other Cases:
Wednesdays
9:00 AM New Matters
9:30 AM Continued Matters
9:30 AM Adversary Status
9:30 AM Trustee's Final Reports and Accounts
10:00 AM Matters Set by the Court
All matters must be scheduled in accordance with the foregoing. Matters scheduled for the wrong hearing day, the wrong hearing time or on dates where the judge is not sitting will be, without prior notice to the parties, stricken from the court's calendar or rescheduled by the court. Parties wishing to have the court consider the request made in a matter for which the hearing has been so stricken must re-notice the matter for an appropriate hearing date and file on the docket of the case in question proof of the same.
When matters for the same case occur at multiple times on the same date, the court will, without prior notice to the parties, reschedule all earlier matters be heard alongside the latest matter on that date in the same case. Matters may also be handled in chambers according to the procedures set forth under Motions Granted in Chambers.
Hearings are summary in nature unless otherwise ordered by the court. Arguments in summary hearings are limited to five (5) minutes per party. Evidence is not taken in summary hearings absent prior approval. Should the parties anticipate the need to present argument in excess of five (5) minutes or to present evidence, such parties must either contact the court in advance of the hearing to schedule a special hearing date and/or time or request the same when present before the court a hearing on the matter.
If a party seeking relief from the court fails to appear at a scheduled hearing, the matter may be, without prior notice to the parties, denied for want of prosecution, continued for later hearing or ruled on by the court in the party's absence. Should a party opposing relief sought fail to appear at a scheduled hearing, without prior notice to the parties, the opposition may be overruled for want of prosecution or the matter may be continued for later hearing or ruled on by the court in the party's absence.
Notes: If you will be setting more than ten (10) adversary status hearings in a bankruptcy case or related cases, please contact chambers for one date and time for all hearings.
  9 AM—SET CASES

CASSLING, Donald R., j.
  ROOM 619—219 S.DEARBORN
  Chicago, IL 60604
  Telephone (312)435-6056
Judge Cassling will not be sitting: March 28, April 18, May 9, May 30, June 20, Aug 1, Aug 22, Sept 5, Oct 17, Oct 31, Dec 26, Dec 31, 2024.
Motions in Chapter 7, 9, and 11 Cases:
Tuesdays (only)
9:30 AM Original (New) Motions:
10:00 AM Status Hearings:
10:00 AM Adversary Matters:
10:00 AM Involuntary Petitions:
Motions in Chapter 13 Cases:
Thursdays (only)
 9:15 AM Trustee Motions:
9:16 AM Continued Trustee Tax Motions
 9:30 AM Original (New) Motions:
10:00 AM Set or Continued Matters:
10:00 AM Adversary Matters:
10:00 AM Confirmation Hearings:
Routine motions and other motions to which no objection is expected may be listed as will be granted without hearing unless an objecting party requests that the courtroom deputy call the case in open court. Please refer to the Judge's website for further procedural information.
Note: If you will be setting more than ten (10) adversary status hearing dates on a bankruptcy matter, please contact the Judge's chambers for the day and time of the hearing.
Join ZoomGov Meeting
https://www.zoomgov.com
Meeting ID: 161 414 7941
Passcode: 619

CLEARY, David D., j.
  ROOM 644—219 S.DEARBORN
  Chicago, IL 60604
  Telephone (312) 435-5534
Beginning April 19, 2022, all of Judge Cleary's court calls will be held via Zoom for Government in accordance with the Sixth Amended General Order No. 20-03. Attorneys and parties will not appear in person at the courthouse.
All motion calls can be accessed using the following meeting ID and passcode:
Join by website: https://www.zoomgov.com or
by phone: (669) 254-5252 or (646) 828-7666
Meeting ID: 161 122 6457
Passcode: Cleary644
This form Notice of Motion must be used. If a motion noticed for presentment on or after October 13, 2020, has already been filed, it is the movant's obligation to file and serve an amended notice of motion using this form.
Motion/Adversary Schedule
 Chapter 13 Cases — Monday's only
  1:00 PM — Orginal (new) Trustee Motions
  1:30 PM — Original (new) Attorneys/movants motions
 2:00 PM — Continued Motions and Set Matters
 2:00 PM — Adversary complaints
 2:30 PM — Confirmation
 Chapter 7 and 11 Cases — Wednesday's only
  10:00 AM — Original (new) Motions
 10:30 AM — Continued Motions and Set Matters
 10:30 AM — Adversary Complaints
 10:30 AM — Involuntary Petition Summons Return Date
Notes: Please do not submit courtesy copies to chambers unless otherwise requested.

  10 AM—SET CASES

GOLDGAR, A. Benjamin, j.
  ROOM 642—219 S.DEARBORN
  Chicago, IL 60604
Lake County Hearing Schedule: March 1, March 22, April 12, May 3, May 24, June 14, 2024.
LOCATION: The Lake County call is no longer held physically in Lake County. Attorneys and parties with matters on the Lake County call should appear either in person in the courtroom (Courtroom 642, Dirksen Federal Courthouse, 219 S. Dearborn Street, Chicago) or by video using Zoom for Government. Zoom for Government can be accessed at www.zoomgov.com (link is external).
All Lake County Calls
Meeting ID: 160 817 7512
Passcode:623389
        Chapter 7 trustee final reports should be set for 11:15 a.m.
9:15 AM Chapter 13 Trustee Motions
 9:30 AM Chapter 13 Original Motions
10:00 AM Chapter 13 Set Matters and Adversary Return Date
10:30 AM Chapter 13 Confirmations
11:00 AM Chapter 7 Original Motions
11:15 AM Chapter 7 Set Matters and Adversary Return Date
11:15 AM Involuntary Petition Summons Return Date
11:30 AM Reaffirmations
You may also view the Lake County Chapter 13 call at www.Lisle13.com
Noticing Motions for Set Matter Time
If a case or adversary proceeding is already on the set matter call for a particular day, a motion may be noticed for the set matter time on that day to be heard with the set matter. The motion need not be noticed for the original motion time.
Rulings in Chambers
When appropriate, Judge Goldgar will rule on original motions in chambers in advance, and orders will be entered on those motions. If a motion has been ruled on in chambers, the case will NOT be called unless a party asks the Courtroom Deputy before the motion call begins to call the case. Rulings in chambers will be posted on the "court calendar" portion of Judge Goldgar's web site.
Notes: If you will be setting more than ten (10) adversary status hearing dates on a bankruptcy matter, please contact the Judge's chambers for the day and time of the hearing.

GOLDGAR, A. Benjamin, j.
  ROOM 642—219 S.DEARBORN
  Chicago, IL 60604
  Telephone (312)435-5642
        CHICAGO SCHEDULE
Motions and Confirmation Hearings in Chapter 13 Cases:
Trustee Motions:
9:15 AM - Tuesdays
Original (New) Motions:
9:30 AM - Tuesdays
Set Matters and Chapter 13 Adversary Return Dates:
9:45 AM - Tuesdays
Confirmation Hearings:
10 AM - Tuesdays
Motions in Chapter 7 and 11 Cases:
Original (New) Motions:
9:30 AM - Mondays
Set Matters and Adversary Return Dates:
10 AM - Mondays
Return Dates:
Adversary Proceedings:
10 AM - Mondays
Involuntary Petitions:
10 AM - Mondays
Noticing Motions for Set Matter Time: If a case or adversary proceeding is already on the set matter call for a particular day, a motion may be noticed for the set matter time on that day to be heard with the set matter. The motion need not be noticed for the original motion time.
Rulings in Chambers
When appropriate, Judge Goldgar will rule on original Chicago motions in chambers in advance, and orders will be entered on those motions. If a motion has been ruled on in chambers, the case will NOT be called unless a party asks the Courtroom Deputy before the motion call begins to call the case. Rulings in chambers will be posted on the "court calendar" portion of Judge Goldgar's web site.
Notes: If you will be setting more than ten (10) adversary status hearing dates on a bankruptcy matter, please contact the Judge's chambers for the day and time of the hearing.
All Monday Chapter 7 and 11 Calls
Meeting ID: 161 500 0972
Passcode: 726993
All Tuesday Chapter 13 Calls
Meeting ID: 161 319 7225
Passcode: 584922

LYNCH, Thomas M., cj.
  ROOM 3100—327 S. CHURCH ST
  Rockford, IL 61101
  Telephone (815)987-4366
Note: All motions set for presentment must use the Court's Form Notice of Motion. Only parties and their counsel may appear for presentment of the motion electronically using Zoom for Government. All others must appear in person.
In order to appear on Zoom for Government, use the following Meeting ID and Passcode:
Meeting ID: 160 291 5226
Passcode: 852255
You must identify yourself by first and last name.
For further details, please see the Notice Regarding Participation by Zoom in the Western Division.
All trials before Judge Lynch are conducted in court.
Chapter 7 Motions and Involuntary Petitions
11:00 AM Wednesday .
Chapter 7 Adversary Proceedings and Continued Matters
11:00 AM Wednesday .
Chapter 11 Motions and Adversaries, including Involuntary Petitions
11:00 AM Wednesday
Chapter 12 Cases
11:00 AM Thursday
Chapter 13
Thursday
8:30 AM Trustee's Tax Motions
8:45 AM Trustee's Objections to Claims
8:50 AM Trustee's Motion to Dismiss
9:00 AM Other Motions and Adversary Proceeding Status
10:00 AM Plan Confirmation Hearings
  11 AM—SET CASES

THORNE, Deborah L., j.
  ROOM 682—219 S.DEARBORN
  Chicago, IL 60604
Judge Thorne will not be sitting: April 22-24, 2024.
Join by website: https://www.zoomgov.com or
by phone: (669) 254-5252 or (646) 828-7666
Meeting ID: 160 9362 1728
No Password Required
NOTE: Effective 1/3/24-FOR JUDGE THORNE'S CHICAGO CALL ONLY-Trustee motions will be heard in combination with original motions at 9:15 a.m.
Wednesdays
 9:15 AM Original (new) Attorney and Pro Se Party motions
 9:15 AM Trustee (new) motions
9:30 AM Continued Motions and Set Matters
9:30 AM Adversary complaints
10:00 AM Confirmation
Chapter 7 and 11 Cases
Thursdays
10:30 AM Original Motions
10:45 AM Continued Motions and Set Matters
10:45 AM  Adversary Complaints
10:45 AM  Chapter 7 Trustee's Final Report and Account Application for Compensation
10:45 AM  Involuntary Petition Summons Return Date
Notes: Please do not submit courtesy copies to chambers unless otherwise requested.

Meeting to be heard at the office of the U.S.Trustee
DIRKSEN FEDERAL COURTHOUSE
219 SOUTH DEARBORN ST.
ROOM 800
Chicago, IL 60604
Telephone (312)886-5785
FAX (312)886-5794
ROOM 802
NO MEETINGS HELD
NO MEETINGS HELD
Internal Conference Room
NO MEETINGS HELD
NO MEETINGS HELD

ALSTERDA, R., Tr..
  ROOM 800—219 S. DEARBORN
  Chicago, IL 60604

AUDETTE, Brian, Tr..
  ROOM 800—219 S. DEARBORN
  Chicago, IL 60604

BALDI, Joseph, Tr..
  ROOM 800—219 S. DEARBORN
  Chicago, IL 60604

BODENSTEIN, Ira, Tr..
  ROOM 800—219 S. DEARBORN
  Chicago, IL 60604

CHATZ, Barry, Tr..
  ROOM 800—219 S. DEARBORN
  Chicago, IL 60604

CRANE, Eugene, Tr..
  ROOM 800—219 S. DEARBORN
  Chicago, IL 60604

DEMARS, Allan, Tr..
  ROOM 800—219 S. DEARBORN
  Chicago, IL 60604

DESMOND, Michael, Tr..
  ROOM 800—219 S.DEARBORN
  Chicago, IL 60604

EBNER, Deborah Kanner, Tr..
  ROOM 800—219 S.DEARBORN
  Chicago, IL 60604

FAVORS, Aja Carr, Tr..
  ROOM 800—219 S.DEARBORN
  Chicago, IL 60604

FOGEL, Richard, Tr..
  ROOM 800—219 S. DEARBORN
  Chicago, IL 60604

GECKER, Frances, Tr..
  ROOM 800—219 S. DEARBORN
  Chicago, IL 60604
  12 PM—

GOODMAN, Karen, Tr..
  ROOM 800—219 S. DEARBORN
  Chicago, IL 60604

GUTFELD, Deborah, Tr..
  ROOM 800—219 S. DEARBORN
  Chicago, IL 60604

GUZZARDO, John W., Tr..
  ROOM 800—219 S.DEARBORN
  Chicago, IL 60604

HACKNEY, William, Tr..
  ROOM 800—219 S.DEARBORN
  Chicago, IL 60604

HEILIGMAN, Reed, Tr..
  ROOM 800—219 S.DEARBORN
  Chicago, IL 60604

HERZOG, David, Tr..
  ROOM 800—219 S. DEARBORN
  Chicago, IL 60604

HOLTSCHLAG, Ariane , Tr..
  ROOM 800—219 S.DEARBORN
  Chicago, IL 60604
  12 PM—

KATZ, Robert, Tr..
  ROOM 800—219 S. DEARBORN
  Chicago, IL 60604

LEIBOWITZ, David, Tr..
  ROOM 800—219 S. DEARBORN
  Chicago, IL 60604

LEVEY, Phillip, Tr..
  ROOM 800—219 S. DEARBORN
  Chicago, IL 60604

MARTINO, Phillip, Tr..
  ROOM 800—219 S. DEARBORN
  Chicago, IL 60604

MASON, Richard, Tr..
  ROOM 800—219 S. DEARBORN
  Chicago, IL 60604
  12 PM—

MAXWELL, Andrew, Tr..
  ROOM 800—219 S. DEARBORN
  Chicago, IL 60604

MOGLIA, Alex, Tr..
  ROOM 800—219 S. DEARBORN
  Chicago, IL 60604

NEWMAN, Norman, Tr..
  ROOM 800—219 S. DEARBORN
  Chicago, IL 60604

PALOIAN, Gus, Tr..
  ROOM 800—219 S. DEARBORN
  Chicago, IL 60604

PETERSON, Ronald, Tr..
  ROOM 800—219 S. DEARBORN
  Chicago, IL 60604

RADTKE, Steven, Tr..
  ROOM 800—219 South Dearborn Street
  Chicago, IL 60604

REID, N., Tr..
  ROOM 800—219 S.DEARBORN
  Chicago, IL 60604

STEEGE, Catherine,
  ROOM 800—219 S.DEARBORN
  Chicago, IL 60604

STEIN, Miriam,
  ROOM 800—219 S.DEARBORN
  Chicago, IL 60604

SZILAGYI, Gregg, Tr..
  ROOM 800—219 S.DEARBORN
  Chicago, IL 60604

HOOPER, Thomas H.,
  ROOM 3850—55 E. Monroe
  Chicago, IL 60603
  12:30 PM—

MARSHALL, Marilyn, Tr..
  ROOM 800—224 S. Michigan
  Chicago, IL 60604

MEYER, Lydia,
  ROOM 212—PO Box 14127
  Rockford, IL 61105
  Telephone (815)968-5354
  FAX (815)968-5368

STEARNS, Glenn, Tr..
  ROOM 650—801 Warrenville Rd, Suite 650
  Lisle, IL 60532-4350

JOHNSON, Cindy M., Tr..
  ROOM 1st FLOOR—807 W. John Street, 1st Floor
  Yorkville, IL 60564

METROU, Peter, Tr..
  ROOM 1st FLOOR—807 W. John Street, 1st Floor
  Yorkville, IL 60564

TAKADA, Joji, Tr..
  ROOM 1st FLOOR—807 W. John Street, 1st Floor
  Yorkville, IL 60564

ZIELINSKI, Zane, Tr..
  ROOM 1st FLOOR—807 W. John Street, 1st Floor
  Yorkville, IL 60564

STEARNS, Glenn, Tr..
  ROOM 2nd FLOOR—150 W. Jefferson St., 2nd Floor
  Joliet, IL 60432

BALSLEY, Stephen, Tr..
  ROOM LL40—308 W. State St.
  Rockford, IL 61101

NATALE, Bernard, Tr..
  ROOM LL40—308 W. State St.
  Rockford, IL 61101

OLSEN, Joseph, Tr..
  ROOM LL40—308 W. State St.
  Rockford, IL 61101

STEVENS, James, Tr..
  ROOM LL40—308 W. State St.
  Rockford, IL 61101

ZEDDUN, Brenda, Tr..
  ROOM LL40—308 W. State St.
  Rockford, IL 61101

BERG, Elizabeth, Tr..
  ROOM 240—100 S. 3RD ST.
  Geneva, IL 60134

SPRINGER, Thomas, Tr..
  ROOM 240—100 S. 3RD ST.
  Geneva, IL 60134

HELMS, Brenda, Tr..
  ROOM 240—100 S. 3RD ST.
  Geneva, IL 60134

BROWN, David, Tr..
  ROOM 240—KANE COUNTY COURTHOUSE
  100 S. 3RD ST.
  Geneva, IL 60134

KOKOSZKA, Frank J., Tr..
  ROOM 240—100 S. 3RD ST.
  Geneva, IL 60134

KROL, Gina, Tr..
  ROOM 240—100 S. 3RD ST.
  Geneva, IL 60134

COHEN, Joseph, Tr..
  ROOM Courtroom B—301 S. Greenleaf Avenue
  Park City, IL 60085

GIERUM, John, Tr..
  ROOM Courtroom B—301 S. Greenleaf Ave
  Park City, IL 60085

GOLDSTEIN, Ilene, Tr..
  ROOM Courtroom B—301 S. Greenleaf Ave
  Park City, IL 60085

STEARNS, Glenn, Tr..
  105 E. STATE RD. RTE 83
  Mundelein, IL 60060