For general COVID-19 guidance, please refer to "Northern District of Illinois Tenth Amended General Order 20-0012 dated February 12, 2021 In Re: Coronavirus COVID-19 Public Emergency" (see WWW.ILND.USCOURTS.GOV under "CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19 GUIDANCE").
Judge Bucklo's standing order regarding noticing motions for hearing. This standing order supercedes General Order 21-0027 dated August 3, 2021 as it relates to noticing motions for hearing:
NON-EMERGENCY MOTIONS shall be noticed on Judge Bucklo's motion call (see motion schedule below) and the Court will rule by written order on or before the date of presentment. Appearances in court will not be required. Moving counsel shall notify all parties that the Court will rule by written order and that an appearance on the date of presentment is not required. (The presentment date is for tracking purposes only.)
Motion Schedule: Civil motions may be noticed up for any Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday, at 9:45 a.m. Criminal motions may be noticed up for any Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday, at 10:15 a.m. Moving counsel shall attempt to learn whether there is an objection and shall note whether the motion is unopposed. The presentment date shall be no fewer than 3 business days after the motion is filed.
Before any emergency motion is filed, counsel shall notify Judge Bucklo's courtroom deputy at MARIA_G_HERNANDEZ@ILND.USCOURTS.GOV OR 312-435-7611. The courtroom deputy will advise counsel how to proceed.
Pleadings attached as exhibits to a motion requesting leave of court to file shall be filed separately on the docket if leave is granted.
Hyperlinks: The Court strongly encourages all filings to include hyperlinks to any cases or docket entries referred to in the pleadings. If possible, the Court prefers hyperlinks to exhibits as well but recognizes that this may entail more time and expense. To the extent possible, the Court prefers any citation to exhibits, cases, and docket entries to be hyperlinked. Please see http://www.ned.uscourts.gov/internetDocs/cmecf/hyperlinking_attorneys_word.pdf for directions on how to include hyperlinks in filings.
Proposed draft orders that have been requested by the court may be emailed to the court at: Proposed_Order_Bucklo@ ilnd.uscourts.gov
Parties' Planning Report: Parties are required to file their Planning Report at least three days prior to the conference in court or by the date designated by the court in an order. (Please see Scheduling Conference link for the Report form.)
Disclosure of Sentencing Recommendation: The Court directs the Probation Office to disclose the sentencing recommendation to both the government and defense counsel in criminal cases.