Illinois District Court and Covid 19

DISTRICT COURT – COVID 19 The United States District Court remains open but subject to significant restrictions.  On April 24, 2020, the Chief Judge entered an order that extended certain deadlines, hearings, and trials. This is the third order entered during the CORONAVIRUS COVID-19 PUBLIC EMERGENCY.  The following is a summary of the third order: This Court remains open and accessible, subject to the limitations and procedures set forth below. In the courts prior 2 orders, all deadlines, in all civil cases and Executive Committee matters, whether set by the court, the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, or the Local Rules were extended by 21 days and 28 days, respectively. The Third Order extends all deadlines in civil cases and Executive Committee matters by an additional 28 days – or a total of 77 days. The Third Order does not affect the rights to or deadlines concerning any appeal from any decision of this Court in a civil case. That is, the deadlines for filing a notice of appeal in a civil case remained in place and had to be followed to preserve appellate rights. The Court invited parties to move under Appellate Rule 4(a)(5)(A) for an extension of time to appeal. If a timely extension motion is filed, then the Court deems that good cause exists for the extension given the public health emergency. Parties [...]