No Internet electronic devices in Cook Co. circuit court

January 13, 2013 11:17:06 AM PST
Beginning Monday, individuals will not be allowed to take smartphones into Cook County's circuit courts.

A new court order prohibits electronic communication and Internet devices inside courthouse facilities.

One of the reasons is to prevent photos being taken of innocent people and those testifying in court.

The courthouses eventually plan to provide a claim check system, but for now, all electronic devices should be left at home.