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(740 ILCS 45/14.1)
(from Ch. 70, par. 84.1)
(a) Hearings shall be open to the public unless the Court of
Claims determines that a closed hearing should be held because:
(1) the alleged assailant has not been brought to
trial and a public hearing would adversely affect either his apprehension or his trial;
(2) the offense allegedly perpetrated against the
victim is one defined in Section 11-1.20, 11-1.30, 11-1.40, 12-13, 12-14, or 12-14.1 of the Criminal Code of 1961 or the Criminal Code of 2012 and the interests of the victim or of persons dependent on his support require that the public be excluded from the hearing;
(3) the victim or the alleged assailant is a minor; or
(4) the interests of justice would be frustrated,
rather than furthered, if the hearing were open to the public.
(b) A transcript shall be kept of the hearings held before the Court of
Claims. No part of the transcript of any hearing before the Court of Claims
may be used for any purpose in a criminal proceeding except in the prosecution
of a person alleged to have perjured himself in his testimony before the
Court of Claims. A copy of the transcript may be furnished to the applicant
upon his written request to the court reporter, accompanied by payment of
a charge established
by the Court of Claims in accordance with the prevailing commercial charge
for a duplicate transcript. Where the interests of justice require, the
Court of Claims may refuse to disclose the names of victims or other material
in the transcript by which the identity of the victim could be discovered.
(Source: P.A. 96-1551, eff. 7-1-11; 97-1150, eff. 1-25-13.)