Cameras could be allowed in six circuit courts in central and eastern Illinois within the next several weeks.
The state’s high court has the final say on whether the circuit will be included in the pilot program that was approved about 18 months ago. Since then more than two dozen counties have allowed courtroom cameras.
The Sixth Circuit includes Macon, DeWitt, Champaign, Douglas, Moultrie and Piatt counties. A spokesman for the Supreme Court says it will take a “couple weeks” before cameras can enter the courtrooms.