217 Today: Illinois no longer has cash bail. Are courts ready?
Tuesday, September 19, 2023
- Monday was supposed to be Illinois’ first day without cash bail. But judges in some counties were still setting money bonds.
- Despite the historic changes to cash bail, it was mostly a slow day in Metro East courthouses.
- Illinois passed a new law that allows Native American ancestral remains to be reburied at the place where they came from.
In today's deep dive, we'll learn more about how courtrooms throughout the state operated on the first day without cash bail in Illinois.
Reporting today contributed by Reginald Hardwick, Chip Mitchell, Mawa Iqbal and Will Bauer.