Gallatin County Circuit Court Receives Over $155,000 Technology Grant


Second Judicial Circuit Chief Judge Melissa Morgan is proud to announce that Gallatin County Circuit Court has been awarded a Technology Modernization Grant for the third consecutive year.  This grant program, funded by the Illinois Supreme Court and the Administrative Office of the Illinois Courts, has been offered to county courts in the State for technology upgrades to modernize the delivery of court services. Gallatin County Resident Judge Thomas Foster and Circuit Clerk Brittney Capeheart sought this funding to continue making upgrades and their request was approved in the amount of $155,098.56 to purchase new equipment, including security cameras and monitors along with the necessary electrical wiring upgrades to support these advancements. Chief Judge Morgan expressed her gratitude for the funding and noted, “The Second Circuit as a whole was awarded over $1.3 million this year from this grant program and we are extremely grateful to the Administrative Office and the Supreme Court for this funding. Over the last two years, Gallatin County has received $212,106.93, so the addition of this year’s grant brings the total awarded to Gallatin County to $367,205.49.  I commend Judge Foster and Circuit Clerk Capeheart for taking the lead to secure these essential technology upgrades without having to pass those costs on to the people of Gallatin County.”

The Second Judicial Circuit is comprised of twelve counties: Crawford, Edwards, Franklin, Gallatin, Hamilton, Hardin, Jefferson, Lawrence, Richland, Wabash, Wayne, and White.

(Pictured:  Gallatin County Resident Judge Thomas Foster and Gallatin County Circuit Clerk Brittney Capeheart)