Cook County cameras-in-court program starts Monday

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Friday, January 2, 2015
A television pool camera is shown in this photo from December 16, 2014 at the DuPage County Courthouse in Wheaton, Ill.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- A pilot program allowing cameras in the courtroom begins Monday in Cook County.

It's already in place in about half the counties across the state. Supporters say it's a matter of transparency, allowing the public to see how the justice system works.

Judges will have discretion about whether to allow cameras, and some cases will be off-limits, such as divorces and juvenile matters.

You can see ABC7's entire Newsviews interview with Chief Judge Timothy Evans on Eyewitness News on Sunday morning starting at 8 a.m.

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