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Court reporter furloughs start in Lake County, Ill.

The Chicago Tribune reported on March 16 that a staggered furlough program for court reporters in Lake County Circuit Court, Ill., is scheduled to begin March 17, as local officials start implementing measures to address a state budget shortfall that remains unresolved. Under the furlough plan, half of the local court’s 21 court reporters will work three days on and two days off for one week, while the other half works two days on and three days off. The schedule will alternate back and forth, week to week.

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