Peoria County is in the process of remodeling three courtrooms that were damaged when a pipe burst in February. One of those courtrooms is back in use -- while the other two are not.
Construction started on courtrooms 222 and 322 in July. Now, the drywall is exposed, the ceiling tiles are gone, and the carpet is pulled up.
Chief Judge Stephen Kouri is growing impatient. He says having two courtrooms out of commission is slowing down the number of cases judges are able to hear. On top of that, judges are having to juggle courtrooms.