Illinois Appellate Court, Second District
to Convene and Hear Oral Arguments at NIU Law

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 oral arguments in the Francis X. Riley Courtroom at the NIU College of Law in DeKalb.

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

Cases to be heard include:

  • Auto-Owners Insurance Company v. Merle Yocum Trucking and Michigan Millers Mutual Insurance (Insurance Coverage Action)
  • People of the State of Illinois v. Timothy S. Butorac (Operating Watercraft while Intoxicated)

Case Summaries

Date and Time

Wednesday, March 6, 2013
9:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
Reception to follow in the Marshall Gallery


Francis X. Riley Courtroom & Thurgood Marshall Gallery
Swen Parson Hall
DeKalb, IL

(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.))


This event is free and open to the public.


For more information, contact:
Melody Mitchell
Alumni Events & Public Relations
(815) 753-9655 or