Monday, February 22, 2021

Pritzker to sign bill today eliminating cash bail in Illinois

In about an hour Illinois governor J.B. Pritzker will sign a bill that will end cash bail in Illinois. Conveniently in this wideraging bill the bail provision doesn't come into effect until January 1, 2023, two months after Election Day. 

From NBC Chicago:
Gov. J.B. Pritzker is set to sign a criminal justice and police reforms bill Monday that will mean the end of cash bail in Illinois and the introduction of new "police accountability" protocols.
Pritzker plans to sign the bill at noon at the Gwendolyn Brooks Library at Chicago State University, according to his public schedule.
He will be joined by lawmakers, law enforcement officers and community advocates. House Bill 3653, authored by the Illinois Legislative Black Caucus, was passed by the General Assembly last month.

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