According to the Chicago Sun-Times, the Illinois Supreme Court will begin to permit cameras in trial courts on an experimental basis in the stateâ€™s 23 circuits.
â€œThe Supreme Court plans an announcement [Tuesday] dealing with cameras in the courtroom on an experimental basis,â€ said Joseph Tybor, a spokesman for the stateâ€™s high court.
Cameras in the Courtroom at the trial court level has been a high priority for Illinois Chief Justice Thomas Kilbride, who has been a staunch advocate on behalf of this issue.
Coverage of the stateâ€™s appellate courts and the Supreme Court has been allowed since 1983, but up until now camerasÂ have been banned at the trial court level.
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