Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx announced that her office will urge judges to let low-risk defendants go free while they are awaiting trial.
A criminal justice commission created by Gov. Bruce Rauner has produced its final recommendations, adding another 13 to its list.
At Christmastime, though, we find ourselves thinking about the contradictions of human nature, the theme of so many classic Christmas stories.
Obscured by gridlock and the lack of a state budget is a rare area where Gov. Bruce Rauner and Democrats in the Legislature have come together.
A group of experts and elected officials gathered Wednesday morning at a Cook Country Board hearing to explain why the cash-bond system is flawed.
Under his proposal, an intensive background investigation by court staff would help a judge decide if a person charged with a crime gets released.
Gov. Bruce Rauner on Monday signed criminal justice reform bills that will help young people avoid incarceration and give ex-cons a second chance.