The Illinois Supreme Court will issue an order Monday permitting live broadcast coverage of trials in DuPage County.
Cook County’s chief judge says his court system should be ready to introduce cameras in courtrooms by the end of the year, although Illinois Supreme Court officials say there’s no specific timetable for putting them in place.
Televised trials are coming to two more counties not far from Chicago.
Courtrooms in northwestern Illinois will be the first in the state to allow cameras.
Chief judges in circuit courts around the state are considering the Illinois Supreme Court’s decision to allow cameras and microphones in courtrooms.
The Drew Peterson case could be opening the door to more TV cameras in Illinois courtrooms.