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Illinois Bankruptcy Trustees

Written by Ben Tejes
Updated Oct 11th, 2023
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You are deciding whether to file bankruptcy and may have heard about working with a bankruptcy trustee in Illinois. The primary role of the trustee is to be a “watchdog” for the bankruptcy process. In fact, the Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy trustees helped manage all of the 24,175 bankruptcy filings in Illinois for the year ending June 30, 2021.

The trustee’s responsibilities include:

  1. Appointing and supervising private trustees.
  2. Taking legal action to prevent fraud and abuse.
  3. Referring matters for criminal investigation when appropriate.
  4. Ensuring bankruptcy process is administered and that fees are appropriate.
  5. Reviewing disclosure statements.
  6. Advocating matters of bankruptcy code.

We will cover Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy trustees with contact information in Illinois as those are the most common for personal bankruptcies. 

What Are The Illinois Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Trustee Fees?

One of the highest costs in a Chapter 13 bankruptcy in Illinois is the Chapter 13 bankruptcy trustee fees. A Chapter 13 bankruptcy is often a 3 or 5-year plan. So, there are many administrative tasks for the Chapter 13 bankruptcy trustee.

Here’s the breakdown of Illinois Chapter 13 bankruptcy trustee fees: 6.5% - 7.3%. Just as a reference, this can result in thousands of dollars in trustee fees. Our Chapter 13 calculator helps estimate what that fee would be.

You can take our all-in bankruptcy cost calculator below to estimate your Chapter 13 plan payment, including the Chapter 13 trustee fees.

Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Trustee(s) Illinois

Below are the Chapter 13 bankruptcy trustees in Illinois broken out by bankruptcy district. You can also find the list here. Please note that the US Trustee program does not administer bankruptcy estates in North Carolina and Alabama.

CentralMarsha L. Combs-Skinner(217) 837-9730
NorthernMarilyn O. Marshall(312) 431-1300
NorthernLydia S. Meyer(815) 968-5354
NorthernGlenn B. Stearns(630) 981-3888
NorthernTom Vaughn(312) 294-5900
SouthernRussell C. Simon(618) 277-0086

Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Trustees Illinois

Below are the Chapter 7 bankruptcy trustees in Illinois broken out by bankruptcy district. You can also find the list here

CentralCharles E. Covey(309) 674-8125
CentralAndrew S. Erickson(217) 425-1515
CentralJames R. Inghram(217) 222-7420
CentralRoger L. Prillaman(217) 384-1300
CentralJeana K. Reinbold(217) 241-5629
CentralJeffrey D. Richardson(217) 425-4082
CentralKristin L. Wilson(217) 345-3079
NorthernRichard S. Alsterda(312) 977-9235
NorthernIra Bodenstein(312) 666-2861
NorthernJoseph E. Cohen(312) 368-0300
NorthernEugene R. Crane(312) 641-6777
NorthernMichael K. Desmond(312) 251-5287
NorthernDeborah Ebner(312) 922-3838
NorthernRichard M. Fogel(312) 276-1334
NorthernFrances F. Gecker(312) 276-1400
NorthernJohn E. Gierum, Jr.(847) 318-9130
NorthernIlene F. Goldstein(847) 562-9595
NorthernKaren R. Goodman(312) 527-4000
NorthernBrenda Porter Helms(773) 463-6427
NorthernDavid R. Herzog(312) 977-1600
NorthernCindy M. Johnson(312) 345-1306
NorthernFrank J. Kokoszka(312) 429-9600
NorthernGina B. Krol(312) 368-0300
NorthernDavid P. Leibowitz(847) 249-9100
NorthernPhillip D. Levey(312) 348-9682
NorthernPhilip V. Martino(312) 715-5000
NorthernRichard J. Mason(312) 849-8100
NorthernAndrew J. Maxwell(312) 368-1138
NorthernPeter N. Metrou(630) 551-7171
NorthernAlex D. Moglia(847) 884-8282
NorthernBernard J. Natale(815) 964-4700
NorthernNorman B. Newman(312) 521-2000
NorthernJoseph D. Olsen(815) 965-8635
NorthernGus A. Paloian(312) 460-6299
NorthernRonald R. Peterson(312) 222-9350
NorthernSteven R. Radtke(312) 346-1935
NorthernN. Neville Reid(312) 224-1245
NorthernThomas E. Springer(630) 510-0000
NorthernCatherine L. Steege(312) 222-9350
NorthernMiriam R. Stein(312) 855-6109
NorthernJames E. Stevens(815) 962-6611
NorthernGregg E. Szilagyi(312) 663-0801
NorthernJoji Takada(773) 790-4888
NorthernZane L. Zielinski(312) 276-1405
SouthernRobert E. Eggmann, III(618) 222-1900
SouthernDana S. Frazier(618) 687-5707
SouthernDonald M. Samson(618) 235-2226