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Gov. JB Pritzker says cashless bail ‘more fair’ as state awaits ruling from Illinois Supreme Court in lawsuit

(The Center Square) – Governor JB Pritzker said Tuesday that ending cash bail is a “more fair” system as the state awaits a ruling from the Illinois Supreme Court in the SAFE-T Act lawsuit. The law ending cash bail statewide was initially passed with the SAFE-T Act in early 2021. Lawmakers have amended the law […]

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Illinois Supreme Court takes challenge to ending cashless bail provision of SAFE-T Act under advisement

(The Center Square) – The Illinois Supreme Court took arguments over the state’s suspended no-cash bail law under advisement after oral arguments Tuesday in Springfield. The state’s Pretrial Fairness Act, which was part of the SAFE-T Act, was supposed to go into effect January 1, but was suspended the day before by the Illinois Supreme […]

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Illinois Supreme Court to hear arguments Tuesday in lawsuit against SAFE-T Act’s end of cash bail provision

(The Center Square) – The Illinois Supreme Court will hear arguments on Tuesday in a lawsuit brought against Illinois that has prevented the cashless bail provision of the SAFE-T Act from going into effect. Dozens of state’s attorneys in the fall sued Illinois to stop the state from implementing the no-cash bail law approved as […]

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Illinois attorney general responds to state’s attorneys attempt to throw out provision to end cash bail

(The Center Square) – The Illinois Attorney General’s Office has filed a response to a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of ending cash bail by saying lawsuit plaintiffs’ arguments should be rejected. Dozens of state’s attorneys from around Illinois joined together to file a lawsuit to have the Illinois SAFE-T Act’s bail provision thrown out. The […]

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State’s attorneys ask Illinois Supreme Court to rule no-cash bail law is unconstitutional

(The Center Square) – Prosecutors from across Illinois on Friday urged the state’s highest court to affirm a Kankakee County judge’s ruling that a no-cash bail law that was set to take effect at the beginning of the year is unconstitutional. The state’s attorneys filed their response with the Illinois Supreme Court to the Pritzker […]

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Gov. JB Pritzker says Illinois will not give up on ending cash bail following court ruling

(The Center Square) – Gov. J.B. Pritzker said Wednesday that he is confident that the SAFE Act’s provision to end cash bail statewide is constitutional despite a lower court ruling it unconstitutional, which has been appealed. The Safety, Accountability, Fairness and Equity-Today, or SAFE-T Act, was approved by the General Assembly in January 2021. It […]

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Illinois Supreme Court halts cashless bail provision of SAFE-T Act from going into effect on January 1

The Illinois Supreme Court has issued an order halting the cashless bail provision of the SAFE-T Act from going into effect statewide on Sunday. The Illinois Supreme Court issued the order Saturday afternoon, saying that in order to “maintain consistent pretrial procedures throughout Illinois” the effective date of the Pretrial Fairness Act has been stayed […]

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2 state’s attorney file request with Illinois Supreme Court to take action after judge’s SAFE-T Act ruling causes confusion

Two state’s attorneys have filed an emergency request with the Illinois Supreme Court asking them to take action after a judge ruled the SAFE-T Act’s cashless bail is unconstitutional, causing confusion statewide. DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert Berlin and Kane County State’s Attorney Jamie Mosser said in a joint statement Friday that they have filed […]

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Alleged militia member released on $750K bond after allegedly threatening to kill people, possessing ‘arsenal’ of guns near Grayslake

A Grayslake man, who is reportedly a member of the Michigan Militia, has been released on a $750,000 bond after prosecutors say he threatened to kill his family and was found with an arsenal of guns. RB Warrens, 49, of the 33400 block of Lakeshore Drive in unincorporated Grayslake, was charged with two counts of aggravated […]