Illinois Bankruptcy Courts (IL)

Motions to object filed in Illinois Bankruptcy Courts and related responses

The filing of an objection to a case gives notice of an adverse allegation. To be sustained, each debtor must be permitted reasonable notice to review objections and a chance to respond. Most objections are presented to the Illinois Bankruptcy Courts through motions, and after notice and a hearing in which oral arguments are allowed, the court decides if the objection is lucid, valid, and deserving. A few objections are common, such as those alluding omission of creditors, incorrect financial disclosures, and especially the motion to lift stay. Occasionally, inexperienced creditors file merely to cause aggravation, but more likely, secured creditors file objections because of fear of loss or destruction of collateral.

Address and Phone numbers of the Illinois Bankruptcy Courts:

Illinois Central Bankruptcy Court Divisions: Bloomington, Dansville, Decatur, Galesburg, Kankakee, Paris, Peoria, Quincy, Rock Island, and Springfield.

Illinois Northern Bankruptcy Court Divisions: Chicago, Joliet, North Aurora, Rockford, Waukegan, and Wheaton.

Illinois Southern Bankruptcy Court Divisions: Alton, Benton, East St. Louis, Effingham, and Mt. Vernon.

The federal government maintains strict policies for court personnel. They may not provide free legal advice to any interested person or party. This prohibition extends to both positive and negative comments regarding documents filed. Additionally, court clerks, staff and support personnel are subject to nepotism rules, back ground checks and regular performance reviews, all intended to ensure equality for all interested parties, and prevent any highly recognizable and/or frequent participants from developing a cabal aimed at unjustly influencing proceedings.