We are not going to see cameras and recording equipment in Champaign County courtrooms anytime soon.
Dan Flannell is the Chief Judge of the Sixth Judicial Circuit, which includes Champaign, DeWitt, Douglas, Macon, Moultrie and Piatt counties.
Flannell said a majority of the judges in the circuit are not ready to participate in the state pilot program that began about a year ago.
However, Flannell said he has set up a committee that will oversee that program in other parts of the state to see how it is working in those areas. Champaign County Judge Tom Difanis is the chair of that committee, which will report on a quarterly basis to Flannell.
Flannell said he is not opposed to the pilot program but said he will not force it on judges.