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Illinois Appellate Court, Second District to hear oral arguments at NIU Law

February 10, 2017

Northern Illinois University College of Law is proud to announce that the State of Illinois Appellate Court for the Second District will convene and hear two oral arguments in the Francis X. Riley Courtroom at the NIU College of Law in DeKalb:

  • People of the State of Illinois v. Cristian Delao-Hernandez
  • The Chicago Tribune v. The College of DuPage and The College of DuPage Foundation

The first case is a criminal case involving charges of aggravated kidnapping, aggravated criminal sexual assault and criminal sexual assault. The second case is a civil case concerning the Freedom of Information Act.

Oral arguments will be followed by an informal question-and-answer session. A reception will then be held in the Thurgood Marshall Gallery.

The event will take place from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 16. A reception will follow in the Marshall Gallery. Both the Francis X. Riley Courtroom and the Thurgood Marshall Gallery are located in Swen Parson Hall.

This event is free and open to the public. Please note, once arguments begin, the back door to the courtroom will be closed. Attendees will be allowed to enter and exit the courtroom only during the break between cases. Please observe proper courtroom decorum (no food, hats, etc.).

For more information, contact Melody Mitchell at 815-753-9655 or [email protected].