Chief Judge Evans announces Annual Puerto Rican Heritage Day Courthouse Tour
Released on 5/9/2012 2:16:31 PM

Circuit Court of Cook County Chief Judge Timothy C. Evans announced the Annual Puerto Rican Heritage Day Courthouse Tour of the Richard J. Daley Center at 50 West Washington Street, Chicago, will take place on Wednesday, June 2, 2010. Co-sponsoring the tour is the Puerto Rican Bar Association.

The tour offers the public a sense of the day-to-day operations of one of the nation’s largest unified court systems. Highlights of the tour include a visit to a courtroom to observe a trial in progress, a meeting with a judge of the Circuit Court for an informal presentation, 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 Puerto Rican Heritage Day 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, Women’s History Month, National Latino/Hispanic Heritage Month, Italian Heritage Month, Arab Heritage Month, Polish Heritage Month, and Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. The tours have been attended by thousands of Cook County residents.

Individuals or groups planning on attending the Puerto Rican Heritage Day Courthouse Tour should contact Milissa Pacelli, of the Circuit Court of Cook County’s Public Affairs Office, at 312.603.1927 on or before Friday, May 28, 2010. 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