On September 8, 2021 the Judges of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois held the Federal Reentry Second C.H.A.N.C.E. Graduation ceremony at the Union League Club of Chicago. Mayor Lightfoot was the keynote speaker. The Union League Club’s Administration of Justice subcommittee has been an active supporter of the Federal Reentry Second C.H.A.N.C.E programs. Robert D. Kreisman of Kreisman Law Offices, the chair of the Administration of Justice subcommittee was presented with a Certificate of Appreciation on behalf of the committee.
The Certificate of Appreciation was presented by federal judges Susan F. Cox, Sara L. Ellis, and Sharon Johnson Coleman. The graduation of 11 individuals was attended by many, including the Northern District’s Chief Judge Rebecca Pallmeyer, with special recognition to Former Chief Judge Ruben Castillo, Former Magistrate Judge Sidney J. Schenkier, Karen White, US Probation, Nicole Roman, US Probation, Lisa Palmer, US Probation, and Former Assistant US Attorney, Tobara Richardson.