The Illinois workers' compensation arbitrator assigned to the case of a state trooper involved in a fatal crash sought to keep a public hearing in the case secret.
That's according to emails obtained by the Belleville News-Democrat.
Jennifer Teague emailed her court reporter that parties planned to hold the hearing "on the sly with no press."
The date, time and place of the public hearing were changed with no notification.
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