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Lake County state’s attorney announces new changes to his office, says “We must make Lake County safer”

Lake County State’s Attorney Eric Rinehart said his top priority is to eliminate systemic racism in the justice system and make Lake County safer, according to a public letter he wrote. Rinehart said that he is pledging safety, equality and transparency as pillars of his new administration. “We must make Lake County safer and our […]

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Gov. Pritzker, Lake County state’s attorney issue statements of support for criminal justice reform bill

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker and Lake County State’s Attorney Eric Rinehart both signaled their support for the newly approved criminal justice reform bill, which ends cash bail and implements police reform measures. House Bill 3653 — formerly House Bill 163 — passed by a 60-50 vote early Wednesday morning. The Senate passed the bill by […]