Six more counties in Illinois could include cameras in their courtrooms within the next year if Illinois’ 7th Judicial Circuit is granted acceptance into a pilot program started by the state in 2012. Officials hope to submit the necessary paper work to the Illinois Supreme Court this fall, clearing the way for Jersey, Greene, Macoupin, Morgan, Scott and Sangamon Counties to join the program.
Madison County has been a participant in the cameras-in-court initiative since it was approved by the Illinois Supreme Court in 2012. So far, roughly 40 of Illinois’ 102 counties participate in the program.
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