(705 ILCS 70/1)
(from Ch. 37, par. 651)
In this Act:
"Court reporter" means any person
appointed by the chief judge of any circuit to perform the duties
prescribed in Section 5 of this Act.
"Employer representative" means, with respect to wages, fringe
benefits, hours, holidays, vacation, proficiency
examinations, sick leave, and other conditions of
(1) For court reporters employed by the Cook County
Judicial Circuit, the chief judge of the Cook County Circuit Court.
(2) For court reporters employed by the 12th, 18th,
19th, and, on and after December 4, 2006, the 22nd judicial circuits, a group consisting of the chief judges of those circuits, acting jointly by majority vote.
(3) For court reporters employed by all other
judicial circuits, the chief judges of those circuits, acting jointly by majority vote.
The chief judge of the judicial circuit that employs a public employee who
a court reporter, as defined in the Court Reporters Act, has the authority to
hire, appoint, promote, evaluate, discipline, and discharge court reporters
within that judicial circuit.
(Source: P.A. 94-98, eff. 7-1-05.)