FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Chief Judge Evans adds Women's History Month to court's Community Heritage Courthouse Tour series
Released On 03/04/2003
Chief Judge Timothy C. Evans announced the First Annual Circuit Court of Cook County Women’s History Month Courthouse Tour will take place on Wednesday, March 26, 2003, in the Richard J. Daley Center at 50 W. Washington Street in Chicago. Co-sponsoring the tour is the Women’s Bar Association of Illinois.
The tour will offer the public a sense of the day-to-day operations of one of the nation’s largest unified court systems. Highlights of the tour will include a visit to a courtroom to observe a trial in progress, and an informal presentation by a panel of women judges representing the Circuit Court’s racial and ethnic diversity. Tour participants also 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 First Annual Circuit Court of Cook County 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 hundreds of Cook County residents.
Individuals or groups planning on attending the First 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 Monday, March 24, 2003. 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 10:00 a.m. from the Daley Center’s west lobby located on the Randolph and Clark Street side of the building.