Judge Howse honored for his compassion and commitment
to the African American community
Illinois Appellate Court Justice Nathaniel Howse was joined by over 500 people at the historic Apostolic Church of God as he was honored by the New Spiritual Light Foundation with the 2018 Impact Achievement Award. The award was presented by the Foundation’s President and CEO, Pastor Walter Turner.
“Justice Howse has continued to be the beacon of light that the criminal justice system has heavily relied upon. He has contributed much to the upward mobility of African Americans throughout our state. This honor is long overdue to him and his family,” says Pastor Turner.
Justice Howse, who is also seeking to become the second African American elected to the Illinois Supreme Court, was joined by his family, fellow judges, friends and various members of the legal community.
“I am truly grateful, honored and blessed to receive this award. There is no greater love than that of one’s own community. Without the help of my lovely wife, Dr. Patricia Howse, my efforts in the community would be greatly minimized,” says Justice Howse.
Justice Howse is a judge of the First District Appellate Court of Illinois. He was assigned to this position on August 10, 2009. He was elected on November 6, 2012 and his current term expires on December 4, 2022. He previously served on the Cook County Circuit Court.
Justice Howse received his B.A. and J.D. from Loyola University in Chicago. He was admitted to the practice of law in 1976.
Howse adds, ‘The greatest gift a person can receive is a helping hand. I have attempted to pattern my life behind those unsung heroes who boldly gave their hands to help others in need. I thank God for allowing me to be his chosen vessel to assist my fellow brothers and sisters.”