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Castillo, Ruben

Born 1954 in Chicago, IL

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
Nominated by William J. Clinton on January 27, 1994, to a seat vacated by Nicholas John Bua. Confirmed by the Senate on May 6, 1994, and received commission on May 9, 1994. Served as chief judge, 2013-present.

Education:
Loyola University Chicago, B.A., 1976
Northwestern University School of Law, J.D., 1979

Professional Career:

Private practice, Chicago, Illinois, 1979-1984, 1991-1994
Assistant U.S. attorney, Northern District of Illinois, 1984-1988
Regional counsel, Mexican American Legal Defense Fund, 1988-1991
Vice chair, U.S. Sentencing Commission, 1999-2010
Member, Judicial Conference of the United States, 2012-2016