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Supreme Court stays cash bail provisions statewide after Kankakee County ruling

SPRINGFIELD – A Kankakee County judge ruled on Dec. 28, that lawmakers overreached their constitutional authority in passing a measure to abolish cash bail in Illinois, while other provisions in the wide-ranging SAFE-T Act criminal justice reform were not affected by the ruling. The ruling by Judge Thomas W. Cunnington initially left the impending cash bail reform […]