Three more Illinois counties have been added to the state's pilot program allowing cameras in trial courtrooms. The Illinois Supreme Court announced the additions of DeKalb, Lake and Kendall. The order is effective immediately. 25 counties in nine judicial districts have participated.
The 17th Judicial Circuit, comprising Winnebago and Boone Counties in northern Illinois, will be the next courts to permit news media cameras and recording devices during trials.
Illinois Supreme Court Chief Justice Thomas L. Kilbride announced the action Saturday during an address to the Illinois News Broadcasters Association convention in Macomb. He said the order will be issued today.