The information contained on this site is intended for general informational purposes only and should not be construed as constituting legal advice. Additionally, specific case information is updated regularly and, as such, the case information contained herein should not be relied upon for its accuracy.

Specific case information can be obtained from our new website - There is a link to this site in the upper left hand corner. Access to this site is available only by those persons/entities who have executed a User Access Agreement. Debtors may access their case information by clicking on the link to the National Data Center in the left hand corner and following the instructions for a user name and password. The information contained on both of these sites is maintained by third parties and, although updated regularly, should not be relied upon for its accuracy.


The Office of Russell C. Simon, Chapter 13 Standing Trustee, is generally assigned those Chapter 13 bankruptcy actions filed in the Southern District of Illinois, East St. Louis Division. Our office accepts queries regarding case status by either mail or fax -- our contact information is provided below.

Our office is NOT permitted to provide legal advice. If you are a debtor in a Chapter 13 proceeding and need advice about your case, you must contact your attorney for assistance. If you are representing yourself or are a creditor in a case, we can only provide you with general case information. If your question concerns a legal matter, you will be directed to obtain legal counsel.

EFT Payments for Debtor(s)' Counsel and Creditors: Attorneys representing Debtors and Creditors are now offered the option of obtaining disbursements of their monthly disbursements via electronic fund transfer ("EFT"). If you are interested in exercising this option, please contact the system manager, Steve, at for further information.
Shortcuts Please note the various shortcuts contained along the left column of my website. These shortcuts serve as links to various other websites, provide information concerning dates and times of the Personal Financial Management classes conducted by my office; and furnish some of the forms utilized by my office.
Debtor Case Access If you are a Debtor and wish to access information concerning your case, click on the shortcut to NATIONAL DATA CENTER in the left column and follow the instructions.
Uniform Chapter 13 Plan Effective with ALL cases filed on or after August 1, 2011, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Illinois has mandated the use of a new uniform Chapter 13 Plan. The Chapter 13 Plan form is available to the public at the Benton and East St. Louis offices of the U.S. Bankruptcy Clerk and on the Court's website at Also with the implementation of this new Plan, the Court has also published a Chapter 13 Procedures Manual on its website. Practioners and pro-se debtors/creditors are strongly urged to familiarize themselves with its contents.
Contact Us
Office Hours: Monday through Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Mailing Address: 24 Bronze Pointe
Swansea, IL 62226
Telephone: (618) 277-0086
Telecopier: (618) 234-0124
Payment Address: P.O. Box 1898
Memphis, TN 38101-1898
Only Cashier's Checks and Money Orders are accepted. Please include your bankruptcy case number on all payments. If your payment represents monies from a tax refund, please be sure and indicate "Tax Refund" on your payment.
Return Payment Address: P.O. Box 24100
Belleville, IL 62223
Contact the Trustee's office with questions regarding this site.