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DuPage prepares for first televised court hearing

WHEATON, Ill. — The public will get its first look at a Naperville woman since her arrest in the stabbing deaths of her 7-year-old son and a 5-year-old girl she was babysitting.

Elzbieta Plackowska is scheduled to be arraigned on murder charges in a DuPage County courtroom Wednesday.

Thanks to a pilot program launched by the Illinois Supreme Court, cameras will for the first time in the county's history be there to record it. On Tuesday, a judge told Plackowska and her attorneys he would allow one still camera and one television camera at Wednesday's hearing.

Cameras have been allowed inside courts recently at other Illinois trials. But the Naperville case is considered a big test for the program. Local media outlets are expected to stream the proceedings live online.

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