Richard J. Daley Center

Courthouse and Government Building
50 W Washington St (btwn Clark & Dearborn), Chicago, IL 60602, United States
Open until 5:30 PM (Show more)
  • Mon–Fri
    • 8:00 AM–5:30 PM
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    Brady M.
    "No cameras past checkpoint."(2 Tips)
    Jessica K.
    "Jury duty without WIFI is a cruel sentence indeed."(3 Tips)
    Thomas V.
    "The library on the 29th floor has GREAT views of the city."(2 Tips)
    Bradford L.
    "... when they're really crowded, pick one door and wait for it. You'll get..."(2 Tips)
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  • Eli C.

    Get there since many ppl try to get screened at once

    Eli Chanin · November 20, 2014
  • Paradise L.

    No one smiles @ this place but service is fast!

    Paradise Love · June 16, 2014
  • Damian

    The elevators are confusing, but you can get to any floor from the lobby or the 7th floor!

    Damian · February 3, 2014
  • Constance F.

    Check out. Block 37

    Constance Foster · September 23, 2013
  • Blunt R.

    Every floor can be reached on 7 elevators

    Blunt Robbins · September 4, 2013
  • Vera D.

    Orange is the New Black!

    Vera DeGiorgio · July 30, 2013
  • Darius B.

    Got my same day birth certificate in 3 minutes

    Darius Bright · July 3, 2013
  • Vera D.


    Vera DeGiorgio · May 23, 2013
  • William S.

    Basically a court building

    William Santoyo · May 22, 2013
  • Jose D.

    The girls at the Starbucks on the lower floor always entertain my fake names in the morning. It might seem childish but it helps me start my day.

    Jose D. · May 15, 2013
  • Halima I.

    Don't drive

    Halima Ismael · May 6, 2013
  • Juan U

    This is not a park bench, so this bench you don't want to be standing in front of, if you are good luck to you.

    Juan U · April 17, 2013
  • Juan U

    Take the stairs to the lower level off the corner of Dearborn&Washington, to bypass the big line at the security checkpoint, the line is much short on the lower level.

    Juan U · March 12, 2013
  • Amanda A.

    The location of the famous chase scene climax in the Blues Brothers.

    Amanda Aggen · March 4, 2013
  • ray r.

    The only thing good here is I'm on the good side of the bench but it sure does seem like I'm in jail!!!!!

    ray robinson · February 21, 2013
  • Carol .

    Everyone that works here are assholes. Woman, men, elderly. Even if your nice! Yes my question might be "stupid" to u but I'm asking for a reason. AND bring ur own pen. They don't lend you shit 

    Carol 💋💅 · February 5, 2013
  • Vera D.

    DIY property taxes! Done & done!

    Vera DeGiorgio · January 10, 2013
  • JorgeLMP

    Picasso Statue

    JorgeLMP · November 11, 2012
  • Derrick G.

    Note the building's distinct aroma

    Derrick Golon · October 27, 2012
  • Terri DeVos M.

    Not here for a divorce! Yayyyy!

    Terri DeVos M · October 26, 2012
  • K.

    Weird Festivals Occur Here, think Santa Kristine · August 22, 2012
  • Tasha J.

    That 1 1/2 hour lunch break is a tease. With all the stores n restaurant and then good weather its almost impossible to do!

    Tasha Jackson · June 21, 2012
  • Jesse B.

    If you don't work here and you're the mayor, you have serious problems.

    Jesse Beukema · May 9, 2012
  • Brady M.

    No cameras past checkpoint.

    Brady Moore · March 30, 2012
  • Tracey

    Come early & spend your time waiting in the law library. Great views of the city and the lake.

    Tracey · March 7, 2012
  • leeleechicago

    Make sure you bring some snacks if you're called for jury duty.

    leeleechicago · February 16, 2012
  • Billy M.

    Never come here!

    Billy Morley · January 10, 2012
  • Walgreens

    Your chocolate malted milkshake is waiting at the Juice Bar... or maybe a made-to-order smoothie. Check out the all new Walgreens at State and Randolph!

    Walgreens · January 9, 2012
  • Jessica K.

    Jury duty without WIFI is a cruel sentence indeed.

    Jessica Krinke · January 9, 2012
  • Joe C.

    Abandon all hope, ye who enter here.

    Joe Cro · December 23, 2011
  • Quique M.

    This is more common sense than anything, bring a black or blue pen, some paper to take notes and change to make copies.

    Quique Magana · November 30, 2011
  • Reginald M.

    Go downstairs to the underground concourse and you can get to the block 37 mall and Marshall Fields without ever going outside.

    Reginald Marsh · November 21, 2011
  • Reginald M.

    Hit the underground concourse for and you get to Marshall Fields and the block 37 mall without ever going outside.

    Reginald Marsh · November 21, 2011
  • Quique M.

    Please come prepared. Pen, notepad, folder, money (cash or checks) and adequate paper work. Also, help is scarce so don't ask how to fill out forms.

    Quique Magana · November 9, 2011
  • Coby H.

    If you hate your job come spend a couple hours here and you'll be happily running back to your office.

    Coby Hakalir · November 7, 2011
  • Scott S.

    All elevators stop at the 7th floor. Transfer there.

    Scott Sachnoff · October 27, 2011
  • Crystal W.

    Dress up nice to try to snag one of the newly separated/divorced singles!

    Crystal White · October 19, 2011
  • John R.

    Be here 15 minutes early to get your case called quickly

    John Runion · October 3, 2011
  • Jimmy M.

    For quick WiFi go to the lower level at Starbucks.

    Jimmy Moscoso · September 6, 2011
  • Mike C.

    The only place downtown that has a taco bell. The DMV is here, so it's like a deeper layer of hell. Enter at your own risk.

    Mike Childs · July 29, 2011
  • Matt F.

    Bring a stress ball.

    Matt Fender · July 15, 2011
  • Tammy G.

    Jury duty? You're headed to the 17th floor.

    Tammy G · May 31, 2011
  • Cooper

    Elevators are always jam packed. Sometimes the best way to go up, is to go back down. And vice versa.

    Cooper · April 1, 2011
  • Julie K.

    No big boss= no demanding emails=plenty of free time :)

    Julie K · March 30, 2011
  • Earth Hour Illinois 2012

    This building is signed on to participate in Earth Hour 2011! How will you go beyond the hour? #earthhouril Read more

    Earth Hour Illinois 2012 · March 14, 2011
  • Mianma G.

    No the information desk will not be occupied for another 30 minutes. But you're welcomed to wait

    Mianma Gugeti · March 11, 2011
  • Monica F.

    This is a great place to go to have the life sucked out of you.

    Monica F. · March 3, 2011
  • Jared H.

    Picasso never explained what the sculpture was intended to represent, his son said it was inspired by a 19 yr old French woman, Sylvette David, (aka) Lydia Corbett, who posed for Picasso in 1954.

    Jared Hatch · February 17, 2011
  • Thomas V.

    The library on the 29th floor has GREAT views of the city.

    Thomas Volz · January 27, 2011
  • mark t.

    I hate the City of Chicago with a passion......

    mark treadwell · January 11, 2011

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