You may eventually be able to see and hear what's happening in Madison County courtrooms without actually being there. Chief Judge Ann Callis with the 3rd Judicial Circuit Court says cameras in the courts will likely happen on a permanent basis and she wants to get a head start on establishing procedures.
Callis has applied to the Illinois Supreme Court to participate in the new pilot program which allows cameras in the courtroom. As of now, the request only covers the Madison County Criminal Justice Center, where major felony cases are heard. She could eventually apply to add the main courthouse as well as the Bond County Courthouse.