SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WAND) - In the early morning hours Wednesday, the Illinois Senate pass...

Illinois Senate passes criminal justice reform bill in early morning vote – WAND

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WAND) - In the early morning hours Wednesday, the Illinois Senate passed a sweeping criminal justice reform package.  It is part of a larger plan authored by the Illinois Legislative Black Caucus to rid Illinois of, what it calls, systemic racism. The package included the elimination of cash bail. It would allow certain criminal offenders to be set free without waiting in jail for their court date, because they can't afford bond.  A judge would issue pre-trial release …


 


 

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