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Illinois Courts - Cameras in the Courtrooms


On February 22, 2016, the Illinois Supreme Court filed an Order amending the Policy for Extended Media Coverage in the Circuit Courts of Illinois (EMC Policy) by discontinuing the pilot program and adopting the program as permanent. Judicial circuits previously approved under the pilot program are retroactively approved to continue on a permanent basis.

Under the amended EMC Policy, the Chief Judge of a Judicial Circuit can make application for approval to provide extended media coverage of judicial proceedings in the chief judge's judicial circuit. If approved, the judicial circuit will be authorized to allow news media cameras in trial courtrooms in that circuit. Additional reporting requirements are required as part of the approval.

Application to Permit Extended Media Coverage PDF of Order
Extended Media Coverage Quarterly Report PDF of Order

 

 

The following Circuits and Counties are approved to permit
extended media coverage in accordance with the Court's
Policy for Extended Media Coverage in the Circuit Courts of Illinois.

Circuit Counties Approved Court Order 
1
Alexander, Jackson, Johnson, Massac, Pope, Pulaski, Saline, Union, and Williamson
09/24/12
PDF of Order
3
Madison
03/15/12
PDF of Order
6
Champaign, DeWitt, Douglas, Macon, Moultrie, and Piatt
09/13/13
PDF of Order
7
Greene, Jersey, Macoupin, Morgan, Sangamon and Scott
07/06/16
PDF of Order
9
Knox
12/13/12
PDF of Order
10
Marshall, Peoria, Putnam, Stark, and Tazewell
02/14/14
PDF of Order
11
Ford, Livingston, Logan, McLean and Woodford
07/06/16
PDF of Order
14
Rock Island, Henry, Mercer, and Whiteside
01/31/12
PDF of Order
15
Carroll, Jo Daviess, Lee, Ogle, and Stephenson
03/28/12
PDF of Order
16
Kane
05/21/13
PDF of Order
17
Boone and Winnebago
04/30/12
PDF of Order
18
DuPage
09/24/12
PDF of Order
19
Lake
01/24/13
PDF of Order
21
Kankakee
03/09/12
PDF of Order
23
Kendall and DeKalb
01/24/13
PDF of Order
Cook
Cook
12/16/14
PDF of Order