United States District Court

Northern District Of Illinois

Local Criminal Rules

LCrR50.1 Related Cases: Reassignment of Cases as Related

Two or more criminal cases may be related if all of the defendants named in each of the cases are the same and none of the cases includes defendants not named in any of the other cases. A case may be reassigned to the calendar of another judge as related if it is found to be related to another case and it meets the criteria established by LR40.4(b) for reassigning civil cases. The procedures set out in LR40.4(c) and (d) shall be followed where the reassignment of a criminal case based on relatedness is sought.