Madison County court reporter furloughs canceled

The Madison Record, Madison, Ill., reported on April 13 that, after just one week of furloughs for Madison County court reporters, Chief Judge David Hylla said the courthouse’s funding was restored when the governor signed a funding bill into law late last month. Chief judges across the state had to make alternative plans for their smaller budgets, including furloughs and layoffs for hundreds of court reporters, due to a budget shortfall. However, Hylla said the funding will only last until the end of this fiscal year, which ends June 30. He said he doesn’t know what the funding will look like for next year.

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