TVs display schedules at DuPage Co. courthouse

October 6, 2008 2:31:26 PM PDT
DuPage County turned on a new system Monday that greatly improves courtroom convenience. The county purchased 58 television monitors similar to those at airports. They list in alphabetical order each day's defendants, the courtrooms and the times that their cases will be heard.

The 18th Judicial Circuit's former chief judge, who's now an appellate court justice, helped the county with the design for the new system.

"We can take electronic information and put it on a TV screen and make it available for the public," said Appellate Justice Ann Jorgenson. "Anyone can walk into this courthouse and find out any place any case is pending in this building on any given day. And I think that's a remarkable accomplishment for our circuit court."

Justice Jorgenson said replacing paper schedules with modern electronics shows what can happen when officials work together for the common good.


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