Illinois Supreme Court Justices are packing their robes and gavels today and heading west. For only the second time since 1897 the state's high court will hear oral arguments somewhere other than Springfield or Chicago. The court will convene to hear two cases in Ottawa tomorrow. Supreme Court spokesman Joe Tybor says this is a chance to remove some of the mystery that surrounds the high court:
"For the last 4 or 5 years, the Supreme Court has put all it's oral arguments, audio and video, available on-line. And actually for the first time Wednesday those oral arguments will be live streamed."
Tybor says the seven justices of the Illinois Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in two separate cases at the courthouse in Ottawa tomorrow. He says the LaSalle County seat is one of the locations where the high court once convened.
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