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Administrative Orders are contained below in a searchable format. Additionally, judge-specific case management procedures are available by judge under the Chambers tab, if applicable.

Revised Order No. Title
6/11/2024 382 2025 Holiday Closures
5/16/2024 383 Early Closing of the Benton and East St. Louis Clerk's Office on May 24, 2024, at 12 Noon
5/7/2024 286 Second Amended Procedures for Handling Highly Sensitive Documents
4/12/2024 380 The Benton Grand Jury
4/11/2024 381 The East St. Louis Grand Jury
4/11/2024 379 Refilling the Jury Wheels
3/28/2024 378 Closure of the Clerk's Office in Benton on April 8, 2024
3/15/2024 377 Full-Time Magistrate Judge Reona J. Daly
2/5/2024 192 Amended Criminal Justice Act Plan - Composition of Panel on Private Attorneys
1/18/2024 372 Appointing Merit Retention Panel
1/10/2024 349 Amended Audio-Only Remote Public Access to Civil and Bankruptcy Proceedings
1/10/2024 322 Amended Media Access
11/15/2023 367 Case Assignments
10/30/2023 362 Procedures for Processing Motions Filed Under Amendment 821 of the United States Sentencing Guidelines
10/16/2023 363 Increase in Transcript Fee Rates
10/2/2023 360 Revised Local Rules
8/4/2023 355 Holiday Closing of the District and Bankruptcy Courts for 2024
6/2/2023 8 Amended Administrative Order No. 8
5/16/2023 350 Case Assignments
5/10/2023 349 VACATED 1-10-2024: Court Operations and the use of Video and Teleconferencing During the Exigent Circumstances Created by the COVID-19 Virus
4/20/2023 347 Case Assignments - REVOKING Administrative Order 245
3/6/2023 344 VACATED 5-10-2023: Court Operations and the use of Video and Teleconferencing During the Exigent Circumstances Created by the COVID-19 Virus
2/14/2023 341 Case Assignments - RESCINDING Administrative Orders 280 and 293
2/1/2023 339 Direct Assignment of Cases to Judge Stephen P. McGlynn
1/26/2023 333 Holiday Closing of the District and Bankruptcy Courts -2023
1/9/2023 335 VACATED 5-10-2023: Court Operations and the use of Video and Teleconferencing During the Exigent Circumstances Created by the COVID-19 Virus
12/21/2022 332 Vacated 5-16-2023: Case Assignments
12/14/2022 330 Direct Assignment of Cases to Judge Staci M. Yandle
12/5/2022 102 First Amended Petition for Retroactive Application of Amendment to Sentences Previously Imposed for Certain Crack Cocaine Offenses
12/5/2022 148 First Amended Petitions for Retroactive Application of United States Sentencing Guidelines for Certain Crack Cocaine Convictions
12/5/2022 234 First Amended First Step Act of 2018
12/5/2022 329 Transcript Policy
11/29/2022 324 Employment Dispute Resolution Plan for the Southern District of Illinois
11/16/2022 265 Sixth Amended Compassionate Release Provision of The First Step Act of 2018
11/14/2022 266 VACATED 5-10-2023: Fifteenth Amended Court Operations and Use of Video and Teleconferencing During COVID-19 Emergency
10/21/2022 322 VACATED 1-10-2024: Media Access
9/30/2022 321 Case Assignments
8/12/2022 266 VACATED 11-14-2022: Fourteenth Amended Court Operations and Use of Video and Teleconferencing During COVID-19 Emergency
7/11/2022 316 Benton Grand Jury Selection July 2022
6/29/2022 315 Mandatory Screening Implementation Plan for the Southern District of Illinois
5/18/2022 312 Electronic Case Filing Rules
5/13/2022 266 VACATED 8-12-2022: Thirteenth Amended Court Operations and Use of Video and Teleconferencing During COVID-19 Emergency
4/27/2022 311 Case Assignments and Reassignments - Asbestos
4/8/2022 309 Holiday Closing of the District and Bankrupty Courts
2/28/2022 308 Monica A. Stump Appointed Clerk of Court
2/18/2022 266 VACATED 5-13-2022: Twelfth Amended Court Operations and Use of Video and Teleconferencing During COVID-19 Emergency
11/24/2021 266 VACATED 2-18-2022: Eleventh Amended Court Operations and Use of Video and Teleconferencing During COVID-19 Emergency
10/8/2021 301 Mandatory Mediation Plan
9/3/2021 266 VACATED 11-24-2021: Tenth Amended Court Operations and Use of Video and Teleconferencing During COVID-19 Emergency
8/3/2021 300 Refilling the Jury Wheels
7/14/2021 265 Vacated 11-16-2022: Fifth Amended Compassionate Release Provision of The First Step Act of 2018
7/1/2021 296 Benton Grand Jury Selection July 2021 
7/1/2021 297 East St. Louis Grand Jury Selection July 2021
5/28/2021 268 Fifth Amended Naturalization Ceremonies Under the Exigent Circumstances of COVID-19
5/17/2021 266 VACATED 8-2-2021: Eighth Amended Court Operations and Use of Video and Teleconferencing During COVID-19 Emergency
5/13/2021 293 Case Assignments
4/12/2021 286 VACATED 5-7-2024: First Amended Procedures for Handling Highly Sensitive Documents
3/26/2021 289 Paraquat Products Case Assignment
2/24/2021 268 VACATED 5-28-2021: Fourth Amended Naturalization Ceremonies Under the Exigent Circumstances of COVID-19
2/12/2021 266 VACATED 5-17-2021: Seventh Amended Court Operations and Use of Video and Teleconferencing During COVID-19 Emergency
2/11/2021 285 Holiday Colsures 2021
1/15/2021 286 VACATED 4-12-2021: Procedures for Handling Highly Sensitive Documents
12/14/2020 268 VACATED 2-24-2021: Third Amended Naturalization Ceremonies Under the Exigent Circumstances of COVID-19
11/20/2020 266 VACATED 2-12-2021: Sixth Amended Court Operations and Use of Video and Teleconferencing During COVID-19 Emergency
11/5/2020 266 VACATED 11-20-2020: Fifth Amended Court Operations and Use of Video and Teleconferencing During COVID-19 Emergency
11/5/2020 268 VACATED 12-14-2020: Second Amended Naturalization Ceremonies Under the Exigent Circumstances of COVID-19
10/21/2020 280 Case Assignments
10/5/2020 277 Case Assignments
10/1/2020 266 VACATED 11-5-2020: Fourth Amended Court Operations and Use of Video and Teleconferencing During COVID-19 Emergency
9/21/2020 268 VACATED 11-5-2020: First Amended Naturalization Ceremonies Under the Exigent Circumstances of COVID-19
9/21/2020 276 Holiday Closing of the District and Bankruptcy Courts
8/14/2020 265 VACATED 7-14-2021: Fourth Amended Compassionate Release Provision of The First Step Act of 2018
8/12/2020 265 VACATED 8-14-2020: Third Amended Compassionate Release Provision of The First Step Act of 2018
7/31/2020 266 VACATED 10-1-2020: Third Amended Court Operations and Use of Video and Teleconferencing During COVID-19 Emergency
7/30/2020 272 Designation of Magistrate Judge Jonathan E. Hawley
6/24/2020 268 VACATED 9-21-2020: Naturalization Ceremonies Under the Exigent Circumstances of COVID-19
6/4/2020 265 VACATED 8-12-2020: Second Amended Compassionate Release Provision of The First Step Act of 2018
5/29/2020 266 VACATED 7-31-2020: Second Amended Court Operations and Use of Video and Teleconferencing During COVID-19 Emergency
5/13/2020 266 VACATED 5-29-2020: First Amended Court Operations and Use of Video and Teleconferencing During COVID-19 Emergency
5/12/2020 265 VACATED 6-4-2020: First Amended Compassionate Release Provision of The First Step Act of 2018
5/1/2020 266 VACATED 5-13-2020: Court Operations and Use of Video and Teleconferencing During COVID-19 Emergency
4/23/2020 265 VACATED 5-12-2020: Compassionate Release Provision of The First Step Act of 2018
4/1/2020 261 Second Amended Court Operations Under the Exigent Circumstances Created by the COVID-19 Virus
4/1/2020 262 Amended Handling Criminal Matters Under the Exigent Circumstances of COVID-19
3/30/2020 263 Authorization of Video and Teleconferencing pursuant to CARES Act & Public and Press Access
3/9/2020 259 Limited Consent to Magistrate Judge Jurisdiction
2/24/2020 260 Reassignment of Magistrate Judge Wilkerson's Docket and Social Security
2/18/2020 258 Staff Training Aimed at Reducing Re-arrest
1/13/2020 257 Admended Case Assignments in Civil Cases
10/18/2019 256 East St. Louis and Benton Clerk's Office Closings
10/10/2019 253 East St. Louis Grand Jury Alternate Foreperson Selection
10/4/2019 252 Case Assignments to Judge Joan H. Lefkow
10/1/2019 251 Case Assignments to Judge Harry D. Leinenweber
9/20/2019 238 Amended Holiday Closings of the District and Bankruptcy Courts
7/9/2019 248 Case Assignments to Judge Philip G. Reinhard
6/25/2019 247 Benton Grand Jury Selection 2019
6/10/2019 245 Automatic Referral of Habeas Corpus Cases
6/10/2019 244 Merit Review Orders
5/17/2019 243 Depakote Status
5/3/2019 241 Equal Employment Opportunity - Employment Dispute Resolution Plan
4/24/2019 242 Closing of the District Court
4/22/2019 240 Reassignment of Magistrate Judge Proud's Docket
3/25/2019 238 Holiday Closings of the District and Bankruptcy Courts - AMENDED 9/20/2019
2/25/2019 236 Designating Special Place for Holding Court
1/23/2019 234 VACATED 12-5-2022: First Step Act of 2018
12/5/2018 231 Appointment of Magistrate Judge Mark A. Beatty
12/5/2018 232 Appointment of Magistrate Judge Gilbert C. Sison
12/5/2018 233 Appointment of Magistrate Judge Reona J. Daly
10/15/2018 227 Margaret M. Robertie appointed Clerk of Court
9/4/2018 224 Tom Galbraith Appointed Acting Clerk of Court
8/27/2018 223 Automatic Referrals in Social Security Cases Upon the Consent of All Parties
8/1/2018   General Order No. 2018-14 re: Procedural Rules for Electronic Filing Program
7/18/2018 219 Steven D. Weinhoeft appointed as the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois
4/27/2018 213 Holiday Closings of the District and Bankruptcy Courts
3/27/2018 212 Custody and Disposition of Controlled Substances and Weapons
3/1/2018 210 Merit Selection Panel for the Appointment of Two Full-Time Magistrate Judges
10/13/2017 207 Contact with Jurors
9/28/2017 206 Retired Judges as Counsel
1/8/2017 197 Holiday Closings of the District and Bankruptcy Courts
11/7/2016 194 Redistribution of Cases
10/3/2016 192 Vacated 2-5-2024: Criminal Justice Act Plan - Composition of Panel of Private Attorneys
9/28/2016 190 Reassignment of Closed Benton Criminal Cases
9/9/2016 189 Reassignment of Cases to Magistrate Judge Reona Daly
5/12/2016 186 Direct Assignment of Cases to Judge David R. Herndon
1/29/2016 181 District Court Pro Bono Program
12/15/2015 180 Revised Fee Schedule
10/2/2015 178 Revised Merit Selection Panel for Appointment of Full-Time Magistrate Judge to Replace Magistrate Judge Philip M. Frazier
9/24/2015 176 Petitions in Johnson Cases
7/29/2015 174 Redistribution of Criminal Cases
7/20/2015 173 Redistribution of Cases
6/10/2015 172 Public Access to Search Warrant Proceedings
4/1/2015 171 VACATED: Direct Assignment of Cases in which Southern Illinois University is a party to Chief U.S. District Judge Michael J. Reagan
11/13/2014 2 Amended CVB Forfeiture of Collateral Schedule
11/5/2014 169 Direct Assignment of Cases to Judge Nancy J. Rosenstengel
11/5/2014 170 Direct Assignment of Cases to Judge David R. Herndon
11/3/2014 167 Petitions for Retroactive Application of Amendment 782 ("Drugs Minus Two") to Sentences Previously Imposed for Certain Drug Offenses
11/3/2014 168 Media Access Agreement
8/21/2014 163 Reassignment of Cases
5/19/2014 159 Reassignment of Cases
5/18/2014 157 Retired Judges as Counsel
5/18/2014 158 Acting Clerk of Court
12/2/2013 154 Reassignment of Cases
8/12/2013 151 Public Access to Search Warrant Proceedings
2/13/2013 148 VACATED 12-5-2022: Petitions for Retroactive Application of United States Sentencing Guidelines for Certain Crack Cocaine Convictions
11/26/2012 111 Amended Transcript Policy
11/20/2012 146 District Court Transition From WordPerfect to Word
11/14/2012 60 Order Adopting Revisions to the Electronic Filing Rules
9/26/2012 143 Holiday Closings of the District and Bankruptcy Courts
8/29/2012 142 Re-appointment of Magistrate Judge Donald G. Wilkerson
5/2/2012 140 Order Appointing Merit Retention Panel for Magistrate Judge Donald G. Wilkerson
3/15/2012 107 Amended Order Regarding Redaction of Personal Data Identifiers From All Pleadings
5/19/2011 135 Amended Order Regarding Deposit and Investment of Registry Funds
12/21/2010 133 Reassignment of Cases to  Magistrate Judge Stephen C. Williams
12/21/2010 134 Deposit of Registry Funds
12/16/2010 132 Amended Reassignment of Prisoner Cases (compilation)
12/14/2010 131 Recall of Magistrate Judge Clifford J. Proud
12/6/2010 130 Re-appointment of Magistrate Judge Philip M. Frazier
12/6/2010 129 Appointment of Magistrate Judge Stephen C. Williams
9/9/2010 60 Revisions to Electronic Filing Rules
9/7/2010 128 Order Appointing Merit Retention Panel
4/19/2010 124 Order Appointing Merit Selection Panel
11/6/2009 121 John Koechner appointed as Chief Probation Officer
11/6/2009 122 Clifford J. Proud reappointed as a full-time Magistrate Judge
10/1/2009 119 Nancy J. Rosenstengel appointed as Clerk of Court
8/28/2009 116 Fee Payment via Pay.gov
8/18/2009 115 Amended Order Appointing Merit Retention Panel for Magistrate Judge Clifford J. Proud
6/27/2009 114 Order Appointing Merit Retention Panel for Magistrate Judge Clifford J. Proud
3/13/2009 112 Appointment of Acting Clerk of Court
1/16/2009 110 Appointment of Clerk of Court
12/19/2007 102 VACATED 12-5-2022: Petition for Retroactive Application of Amendment to Sentences Previously Imposed for Certain Crack Cocaine Offenses
9/24/2007 101 Order of Appointment
8/14/2007 100 Case Assignment
1/2/2007 96 Presentence Reports
10/11/2006 40 Forfeiture of Collateral Schedule for the United States Forest Service
6/1/2006 89 Case Assignment
10/7/2005 84 Electronic Case Filing Attorney Registration
2/23/2004 69 Case Management/Electronic Case Filing
4/15/2003 62 Revised Local Rules
11/8/1993 18 Forfeiture of Collateral Schedule for the United States Department of Interior
12/7/1990 12 Registry Fund Fees
9/20/1987 11 Forfeiture of Collateral Schedule for the United States Fish and Wildlife Service
6/17/1986 9 Forfeiture of Collateral Schedule Revisions
1/28/1986 8 Amended Special Order #2 - Attachment
1/1/1985 2 Central Violations Bureau