Chief Judge Evans announces Women’s History Month Courthouse Tour set for March 22

Released On 02/22/2013

Circuit Court of Cook County Chief Judge Timothy C. Evans announced the court will observe Women’s History Month on Friday, March 22, 2013, with tours of the Richard J. Daley Center courthouse, 50 West Washington Street, Chicago.

The Women’s History Month Courthouse Tours will offer the public a sense of day-to-day operations in the Daley Center, which is the main courthouse of the Circuit Court of Cook County, one of the nation’s largest unified court systems.

Tour highlights include a visit to a courtroom to observe a trial in progress and an informal presentation with a panel of women judges of the Circuit Court as well as the opportunity to meet with representatives of the Women’s Bar Association of Illinois, which co-sponsors the tours with the court.

In addition, tour participants receive the court’s free informational guide which outlines the structure of the Circuit Court of Cook County, explains the basics of trial proceedings, and includes a directory of court and county resources.

The Women’s History Month Courthouse Tour is part of the court’s year-round Community Heritage Month Courthouse Tour series, which combines public education activities with national and local observances marking racial and ethnic diversity. Tours are also held during Black History Month, Arab-American Heritage Month, Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, Italian Heritage Month, Latino/Hispanic Heritage Month, Polish Heritage Month, and on Puerto Rican Heritage Day. The tours have been attended by thousands of Cook County residents.

Individuals or groups planning on attending the Women’s History Month Courthouse Tour may contact Milissa Pacelli, of the Circuit Court of Cook County’s Public Affairs Office, at (312) 603-1927 on or before Tuesday, March 19, 2013. The tour is limited to persons age ten and older, with a maximum of 35 persons to a group. Reservations are recommended. The tour will depart at 10 a.m. from the Daley Center’s west lobby located on the Randolph and Clark Streets side of the building.

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