I am from philly but my friend from NY (Bronx) applied end of June. he received is IL letter last week for december 6th.
Congratulations Leroythelion. That's really a good news!
Could you let's know when the IL issued?
Did your online status change?
Did you have any traffic ticket and any society/club you joined in the application?
I hope the increase in filing fees was to provide better service and improved processing times, not to harass future citizens who might have their lives planned around this.
Any late August/September 2007 filers had their checks cashed yet? Tomorrow will be 10 weeks for me, and my check still hasn't been cashed. VSC seems to be at a standstill, while CSC and NSC are actually cashing checks.
Do you know if your name check has been completed?
If you call the (800) line and listen to all the prompts, at the end they give an update on the issuance of NOAs. It says the current wait time is 15 weeks for a I-797. So you are still OK. Do you regularly check the uscis.gov for updates on the receipting backlog?