Legislative panel looks at mandatory minimums in Illinois

Legislative panel looks at mandatory minimums in Illinois
Legislative panel looks at mandatory minimums in Illinois

Legislative panel looks at mandatory minimums in Illinois

Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy often says that Chicago violence stems from the state’s weak sentencing laws, but some criminologists and lawmakers say stricter laws don’t equate to less crime. A 10-member joint Illinois House-Senate panel meets Tuesday to weigh in on both sides of the argument. WBEZ Statehouse reporter Tony Arnold has a preview. Photo: Flickr/Viewminder