A court reporter is the silent person in the courtroom who is responsible for making a full stenographic report of the evidence and all other proceedings presented in the trial court. The primary function of a court reporter is to make a verbatim record of all testimony in a court proceeding and, upon request, produce a written transcript of the proceeding. The reporter must be an excellent grammarian and speller, and must be adept at vocabulary, particularly legal, medical, and technical terminology. Qualifications for Official Court Reporters in the State of Illinois include: (1) the reporter must be a resident of the State of Illinois; (2) the reporter must possess a Certified Shorthand Reporters Certificate issued by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulations; and (3) the reporter must pass a proficiency examination administered by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulations. Official Court Reporters are employed by the State of Illinois, and their salaries are established by Court Reporting Services for the Illinois Courts. Currently there are 603 authorized Official Court Reporter positions in the State; 255 are assigned to Cook County and the remaining 348 are assigned to the downstate circuits. The allocation of Court Reporters to each circuit is determined by the Court Reporting Services for the Illinois Courts. The Sixth Judicial Circuit is authorized to employ 23 reporters.
Melissa Clagg, Supervisor Tammy Cobb Kari Connolly Ketra McIntosh Joni Markel Lesa Rex Alan Richey Judi Roberts Nancy Sivertson Laurie Clancy Mailing Address: Court Reporting Services Melissa Clagg, Supervisor Champaign County Courthouse 101 E. Main St. Urbana, IL 61801
Tammy Greenfield Mailing Address: DeWitt County Courthouse 201 W. Washington Clinton, IL 61727
Nellie Gilpon Mailing Address: Douglas County Courthouse Judge Richard L. Broch's Office 401 S. Center Tuscola, IL 61953
Joyce Galla, Supervisor Dana Byers Michelle Nihiser Julia Jewell Gina Jones Christina Lynch Lisa Peabody Wendy Rauch Jeannie Sheumaker Mailing Address: Court Reporting Services Joyce Galla, Supervisor Macon County Court Facility 253 East Wood, Fifth Floor Decatur, IL 62523
Courtnay Orman Beth Rollins Mailing Address: Moultrie County Courthouse 10 South Main Street, Suite 12 Sullivan, IL 61951
Jamie Mumm Mailing Address: Piatt County Courthouse 101 West Washington Street P.O. Box 558 Monticello, IL 61856