United States District Court

Northern District Of Illinois

Local Criminal Rules

LCrR10.1. Arraignments

Following the filing of an indictment or information the clerk shall promptly enter a minute order setting the date of arraignment. Where the defendant is not in custody, the arraignment shall be conducted on or before 7 days after the date of filing, unless the judge to whom the case is assigned orders that the arraignment shall be held within a shorter period of time. Where the defendant is in custody, the arraignment shall be set for no later than the second business day following such filing. Copies of the minute order setting the arraignment shall be mailed to each defendant and attorney for the defendant if their addresses are known. If their addresses are not known, the copies shall be attached to the copy of the indictment or information to be served on the defendant.