Under the process, the chief judge of a judicial circuit can make application to the Court for approval to provide extended media coverage of judicial proceedings in the chief judge's judicial circuit as a pilot project. If approved by the Court, 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 each approved pilot project for the purposes of assisting the Supreme Court in the evaluation of the experimental program and formulation of a statewide policy.
The following Circuits and Counties have been approved to permit extended media coverage
on an experimental basis
in accordance with
Extended Media Coverage in the Circuit Courts of Illinois.
Alexander, Jackson, Johnson, Massac, Pope, Pulaski, Saline, Union, and Williamson
Champaign, DeWitt, Douglas, Macon, Moultrie, and Piatt