The Daily Northwestern

Northwestern professor, alumnus nominated to circuit court presiding over Illinois

Alan Perez, Assistant Campus Editor

February 15, 2018

Filed under Campus, Faculty, Latest Stories

Two graduates and a professor from Pritzker School of Law have been nominated to the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, potentially joining three other Northwestern alumni serving on the court. The White...

Evanston man sentenced to 8 years in prison for marijuana distribution, money laundering

Rishika Dugyala, Assistant Summer Editor

August 26, 2016

Filed under City, Crime, Latest Stories

An Evanston man was sentenced Thursday to eight years in prison for distributing more than a thousand kilograms of marijuana and laundering the proceeds through luxury car purchases and property leases. Jonathan Tankson, 32,...

Federal judge dismisses Evanston’s lawsuit in James Park gas case

Billy Kobin, Reporter

February 26, 2016

Filed under Business, City, Latest Stories, Local

A federal court judge dismissed earlier this month Evanston’s lawsuit against two gas companies the city claims were responsible for high levels of methane gas detected around a city park. U.S. District Judge John Z. Lee ruled Feb. 1...

Northwestern Law graduate becomes first Latino chief judge for Chicago federal court

Annie Bruce, Summer Reporter

July 19, 2013

Filed under Alumni, Campus, Latest Stories, The Summer Northwestern 2013

Northwestern School of Law graduate Ruben Castillo was sworn in as the chief judge for the Northern District of Illinois earlier this month, becoming the first Hispanic to reach the position. Castillo, 58, will preside over...