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Chief Judge Evans announces date for Annual Arab Heritage Month Courthouse Tour

Released On 10/16/2002

Chief Judge Timothy C. Evans announced the Annual Circuit Court of Cook County Arab Heritage Month Courthouse Tour will take place on Friday, November 15, 2002, in the Richard J. Daley Center at 50 West Washington Street in Chicago. Co-sponsoring the tour is the Arab-American Bar Association of Illinois, Inc.

The tour offers the public a sense of the day-to-day operations of the nation's largest unified court system. Highlights of the tour include a visit to the Jury Assembly Room, a visit to a courtroom to observe a trial in progress, and a meeting with a judge of the Circuit Court for an informal presentation. 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 Annual Circuit Court of Cook County Arab Heritage 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 Asian Pacific Heritage Month, Black History Month, National Latino/Hispanic Heritage Month, Italian 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 Circuit Court of Cook County Arab Heritage Month Courthouse Tour may contact Milissa Pacelli in the Circuit Court Public Affairs Office by Wednesday, November 13, 2002, at 312.603.1927. Reservations are recommended. The tour will depart at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, November 15, 2002, from the Daley Center's west lobby located on the Randolph and Clark Streets side.

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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