Judge: ‘Impending sense of doom’ could force state budget fix

The Daily Herald in Chicago, Ill., reported on March 11 that the state’s more than 20 chief judges have been told by the office that runs the court system to each come up with a “emergency operating plan” in case lawmakers and Gov. Bruce Rauner fail to find a budget fix that will allow the state to keep paying for court reporters across the suburbs. The money for their salaries runs out at the end of the month.

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