Dogs in courtrooms could be the law in Illinois

Illinois could become one of the few states that allow specially trained dogs in courtrooms to comfort witnesses. The Legislature approved the bill and it’s now before the governor.
Lake County State’s Attorney Michael Nerheim has a yellow Labrador retriever named Mitchell who comforts child victims of physical and sexual abuse while they’re being interviewed by prosecutors. He and Mitchell appeared before a state Senate committee to support the bill.
Fully-trained facility dogs are working in 28 states.