(Biographical information from the Federal Judicial Center, http://www.fjc.gov/history/home.nsf, April 2007
Born 8/12/1954, in Chicago, IL.Federal Judicial Service
Judge, U. S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois.
Nominated by President William J. Clinton (Democrat) on 01/27/1994; confirmed by the Senate on 05/06/1994; received judicial commission on 05/09/1994.
As of April 2007, when this biographical material was gathered, Judge Castillo remained on the federal bench. Education
Loyola University Chicago, B.A., 1976.
Northwestern University School of Law, J.D., 1979.Non-judicial Career
Private practice, Chicago, Illinois, 1979-1984
Assistant U.S. attorney, Northern District of Illinois, 1984-1988
Regional counsel, Mexican American LegalDefense Fund, 1988-1991
Private practice, Chicago, Illinois, 1991-1994
Commissioner, U.S. Sentencing Commission, 1999-present