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State Bar Assoc. Supports Cameras In IL Courts

The head of the Illinois State Bar Association says his group supports plans to allow cameras in courtrooms.

Association President John Locallo tells The Quincy Herald-Whig that his group considers it a great opportunity to bring access to the judicial system to the public.

The Chicago attorney says his group is excited about the plan.

Locallo made his comments Thursday in Quincy, where he addressed cameras in courts and other issues during a meeting with the Adams County Bar Association.

The Illinois Supreme Court has decided run a pilot program to test the use of cameras in state courtrooms. Locallo says he's had informal talks with some of his association's 33,000 members and support for the test program has been strong.

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