Wabash County Circuit Court has been awarded a technology grant totaling $64,053.88 from the Technology Modernization Funding Program offered by the Illinois Supreme Court and the Administrative Office of the Illinois Courts. Wabash County Resident Judge William Hudson and Circuit Clerk Angela Crum sought the funding made available to county courts throughout Illinois by obtaining bids for equipment upgrades and drafting the grant proposal.
Video and audio upgrades, including new computers, monitors, and speakers for the courtroom are just some of the many enhancements to the court made possible by the grant. The award will also fund new equipment that will enhance the court’s ability to conduct proceedings remotely via Zoom video conferencing. The Circuit Clerk’s Office will benefit from server upgrades and backup software.
Resident Judge William Hudson stated, “I am grateful that Wabash County is a recipient of this grant. The new technology will enable all participants to have a more efficient and user-friendly experience.” Second Circuit Chief Judge, Melissa Morgan added, “The Second Circuit greatly appreciates the Administrative Office and the Supreme Court for this opportunity to upgrade our court systems. Judge Hudson and Circuit Clerk Crum have secured these funds that will provide for these upgrades without passing on the costs to the people of Wabash County, and it has been my pleasure to assist them in this process.”