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April 2013

DuPage judge allows cameras for murder trial

Sun Times

(WHEATON) In a legal first for the Chicago area, a DuPage County judge formally agreed Thursday to allow media cameras to record Johnny Borizovs upcoming triple murder trial.
But to make the two cameras less obtrusive to jurors and witnesses, Judge Daniel Guerin ordered the removal of three light bulbs from the ceiling above the rear corner where the cameras will be located.
Without the lights, the cameras -- one video, one still -- will be virtually invisible in the back of the 140-seat Wheaton courtroom, Guerin said.
I sat in the witness box and I couldnt see the camera, Guerin said during a final hearing on the issue.
The Illinois Supreme Court moved last year to allow broader media access to courtroom proceedings, including allowing cameras to record trials.
Several Illinois counties already have conducted trials that included video coverage, but Borizovs will be the first such trial in the seven-county Chicago metro area.

DuPage judge allows cameras for murder trial

Sun Times

(WHEATON) In a legal first for the Chicago area, a DuPage County judge formally agreed Thursday to allow media cameras to record Johnny Borizovs upcoming triple murder trial.
But to make the two cameras less obtrusive to jurors and witnesses, Judge Daniel Guerin ordered the removal of three light bulbs from the ceiling above the rear corner where the cameras will be located.
Without the lights, the cameras -- one video, one still -- will be virtually invisible in the back of the 140-seat Wheaton courtroom, Guerin said.
I sat in the witness box and I couldnt see the camera, Guerin said during a final hearing on the issue.
The Illinois Supreme Court moved last year to allow broader media access to courtroom proceedings, including allowing cameras to record trials.
Several Illinois counties already have conducted trials that included video coverage, but Borizovs will be the first such trial in the seven-county Chicago metro area.

2013 INBA Convention Schedule

Friday, April 19

11:30 – 4 PM  INBA Board Meeting   Cunningham Room

4 – 7 p.m.        Hotel Check-In and Registration

6 -   8:30          Opening Reception  Eastland Ballroom

 

Saturday, April 20