On Friday, March 1, 2019, at 3:00PM, the Northern District of Illinois Court Historical Association will celebrate, with members of the District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, the 200th anniversary of the federal court in Illinois. The event will be hosted at the Harold Washington Library Center at 400 S. State St., Chicago, Illinois, 60605.

Join us in the Cindy Pritzker Auditorium for music, speakers, awards, and the release of a documentary video that explores the significant cases, events, and people that have shaped our history. Emmy Award and Edward R. Murrow Award-winning Chicago Journalist Phil Rogers, who has covered the Court for decades, will offer remarks. U.S. Senator Dick Durbin will receive special recognition. After the presentations in the Pritzker Auditorium, attendees will adjourn to a reception in the Winter Garden with refreshments.

Following the March 1 event, the Court’s Bicentennial Anniversary will be celebrated throughout the year with panel discussions, CLE programs, a law review symposium, and a lecture series.

Contributions to the Northern District of Illinois Court Historical Association accepted in the near term will be directed to support the March 1 celebration. All contributions made in advance of that event will be recognized at the event, and ultimately as underwriting support for the documentary video.

The Northern District of Illinois Court Historical Association is incorporated in the State of Illinois exclusively for education and charitable purposes within the meaning of 501(c)(3) of the IRC. 

Contributions may be made by using the PayPal link below, or may be mailed to: NDIL Court Historical Association, Secretary-Treasurer, P.O. Box 460, Chicago, IL 60690.