appears in the following:

The next steps now that Illinois has abolished cash bail

Monday, December 25, 2023

There's been years of debate over cash bail and its impact on the justice system and people who have to pay cash to stay out of jail before trial. Illinois became the first state to ban the practice.


A year since Dobbs, these are the many ways states are protecting abortion

Friday, June 23, 2023

Abortion access has declined dramatically nationwide, but many states have further protected abortion by enacting "shield laws," allocating funding, stockpiling medication and repealing old laws.


Illinois will become the first state to do away with cash bail

Wednesday, December 28, 2022

The Pretrial Fairness Act is part of a sweeping criminal justice reform package. Amid fierce Republican opposition and a pending lawsuit, Illinois prepares to implement the change on Jan. 1.