State funds running out for court reporters
Feb 9, 2015 6:05 AM - Illinois is set to run out of money at the end of March to pay court reporters, creating the potential for "havoc" in local courts, one suburban judge said. The budget crunch leaves uncertainty about how the local justice system will operate if lawmakers and Gov. Bruce Rauner don't find a fix by then. "We need court reporters every day," Lake County Chief Judge John T. Phillips said. "It would be havoc."