The 17th Judicial Circuit, comprising Winnebago and Boone Counties in northern Illinois, will be the next courts to permit news media cameras and recording devices during trials.
Illinois Supreme Court Chief Justice Thomas L. Kilbride announced the action Saturday during an address to the Illinois News Broadcasters Association convention in Macomb. He said the order will be issued today.
A Sterling man accused of killing eight people in two states in 2008 has been sentenced to life in prison without parole. Nicholas Sheley was sentenced today for the murder of 65-year-old Ronald Randall of Galesburg.