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No Cash Bail in Illinois:  Pretrial Fairness Act in Effect, Abolishing Cash Bail.  Here’s How the Cash Bail System has Changed, and What that Means for the Accused Awaiting Trial.

Following a highly contentious election cycle last year in which Republicans used the Pretrial Fairness Act to decry Democrats as being “soft on crime,” a series of legal challenges from state’s attorneys and sheriffs delayed the law’s implementation while the Illinois Supreme Court weighed its constitutionality. In a partisan 5-2 decision in July, the court’s […]