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Chief Judge Evans announces Annual Women's History Month Courthouse Tour to be held March 27, 2007

Released On 02/27/2007

Chief Judge Timothy C. Evans announced the Circuit Court of Cook County Annual Women’s History Month Courthouse Tour of the Richard J. Daley Center, 50 West Washington Street, will take place on Monday, March 27, 2007. Co-sponsoring the tour is the Women’s Bar Association of Illinois.

The tour offers the public a sense of the day-to-day operations of one of the nation’s largest unified court systems. Tour highlights include visiting a courtroom to observe a trial in progress, meeting with a panel of women judges of the Circuit Court for an informal presentation, and the opportunity to meet with bar association representatives.

Tour participants receive a copy of the court’s information 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 services.

The Circuit Court of Cook County Annual 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, Asian Pacific Heritage Month, National Latino/Hispanic Heritage Month, Italian Heritage Month, Arab 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 Annual Circuit Court of Cook County 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 Wednesday, March 22, 2007. 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.

For more information about courthouse tours and other programs and services of the Circuit Court of Cook County, visit www.cookcountycourt.org.

 

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