The broadcast event airs Sunday Sept. 17 from 2 to 4 p.m. on WBEZ, Vocalo and Illinois Public Radio stations around the state.
Judges will be limited in who they can hold in jail pretrial. Rural leaders say they don’t have the staffing to handle the change.
The law, effective Monday, makes Illinois the first state to ban money bonds. Some supporters of the change worry that judges will turn to EM.
Neighborhoods on Chicago’s West and Northwest sides have experienced the biggest increases. Citywide numbers are still lower than 10 years ago.
Experts say the doomsday scenarios surrounding the controversial criminal justice reform aren’t likely to materialize. But big changes are coming.
Lots of groups serve people in Illinois prisons and their families. Here’s what some of them do, and how you can contact them.
The Community Commission on Public Safety and Accountability also will hold a public forum Thursday with CPD Counterterrorism Chief Larry Snelling, Mayor Brandon Johnson’s choice to become Chicago’s permanent police superintendent.
Joseph DeRosa pleaded guilty to resisting and obstructing police. It’s supposed to bar him from being a cop in Illinois.
Police data show murders are continuing to fall, but the numbers through August remain elevated from what was typical just a few years ago.
Anthony Driver said deciding serious police misconduct cases via arbitration would “drive the process of accountability behind closed doors.”