Chief Judge Evans announces Arab-American Heritage Month Courthouse Tour
Released on 5/9/2012 7:19:45 PM

Circuit Court of Cook County Chief Judge Timothy C. Evans announced the Arab-American Heritage Month Courthouse Tour of the Richard J. Daley Center, 50 West Washington Street, Chicago, will take place on Wednesday, November 14, 2007. 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 in 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, an informal presentation by a Circuit Court judge and a meeting with bar association representatives.

Tour participants 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 Arab-American 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, Italian Heritage Month, Latino/Hispanic Heritage Month, Polish Heritage Month, Women’s History 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 Arab-American 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 Friday, November 9, 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 departs at 10 a.m. from the Daley Center’s west lobby located on the Randolph Street and Clark Street side of the building.

For more information about other courthouse tours and general information on the Circuit Court of Cook County, visit