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Cameras Could Appear in Sangamon County Courtrooms

Cameras Could Appear in Sangamon County Courtrooms

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Half a dozen central Illinois counties could soon join a pilot project that allows cameras in court.

Sangamon County Circuit Judge John Schmidt says a request to take part could be submitted this fall. And he tells The State Journal-Register he expects the Illinois Supreme Court will approve it.

The six counties in the 7th Judicial Circuit are Sangamon, Greene, Jersey, Macoupin, Morgan and Scott. Schmidt says court officials will meet with judges, journalists and others to discuss the plan to join 40 other counties already taking part.

The state’s high court launched the cameras-in-court initiative in 2012.

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