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State Government

McLean judge allows media for murder case hearing

BLOOMINGTON (AP) – A McLean County judge has issued an order allowing five media outlets to cover a hearing in the case of a Bloomington woman convicted of strangling her mother-in-law.

The Pantagraph in Bloomington reports Judge Robert Freitag issued the order Thursday. The media outlets will be allowed video and photo coverage of Misook Wang's hearing. Wang was convicted in December. She has asked a judge for new attorneys ahead of her March 1 sentencing.

The coverage comes after the Illinois Supreme Court last year started a pilot project to allow cameras in courtrooms. McLean County is one of 25 Illinois counties participating in the project. As part of the program judges make final decisions about whether cameras will be allowed in the courtroom.

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