Illinois Supreme Court Chief Justice Thomas Kilbride, ’81, said it is time for Illinois courts to become more transparent by allowing trial court proceedings to be filmed and tape recorded for the first time in the state’s 194-year history.
Illinois is one of 14 states where cameras in trial courtrooms are either not allowed or not used, according to the Radio Television Digital News Association, a professional
organization serving the electronic news profession and dedicated
to setting standards for news gathering and reporting.
"The idea behind this is simple. We need to have the courts be more
open. By having the public keeping an eye on what is going on in the
courtroom, it can act as a check in the balance of power,” Kilbride