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October 20, 2014, 6:17 am
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IL Supreme Court Chief Justice Predicts More Cameras In Courtrooms

The new chief justice of the Illinois Supreme Court says reaction to cameras in Illinois courtrooms has been overwhelmingly positive so far… and she thinks electronic media will someday be allowed in every circuit courtroom in the state. 


Chief Justice Rita Garman says about one-third of Illinois counties are now taking part in a pilot program.  But so far, the 7th Circuit, which includes Sangamon County, has not asked to be a part of the initiative. 


Garman recently became Chief Justice to preside over a historic session where the high court is convening exclusively in Chicago until next year… while its century-old Springfield building undergoes a major renovation.  [She appeared live Tuesday on 970 WMAY's "Jim Leach Show."]

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