Chief Judge Evans invites public to attend Annual Polish Heritage Month Courthouse Tour
Released on 9/24/2012 5:39:37 PM

Circuit Court of Cook County Chief Judge Timothy C. Evans announced the Annual Polish Heritage Month Courthouse Tour of the Richard J. Daley Center, 50 West Washington Street, will take place on Thursday, October 25, 2012. Co-sponsoring the tour is the Advocates Society The Association of Polish-American Attorneys.

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

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

The Annual Polish 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 Arab Heritage Month, Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, Black History Month, Italian Heritage Month, Latino/Hispanic Heritage Month, Puerto Rican Heritage Day and Women’s History Month. The tours have been attended by thousands of Cook County residents.

Individuals or groups planning on attending the Annual Polish Heritage 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, October 22, 2012. 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 other courthouse tours and the Circuit Court of Cook County, visit