Chicago Sun Times

Cash bonds keep people in jail who are innocent until proven guilty

By N/A – November 11, 2020

https://chicago.suntimes.com/2020/11/11/21560935/cash-bond-unfair-robert-peters-general-assembly-letters

 

Chicago Appleseed

“Bail Reform” Worked in Cook County; Now, Pass the Pretrial Fairness Act and End Money Bond for Everyone in Illinois”

By N/A – December 4, 2020

http://www.chicagoappleseed.org/bail-reform-works-pass-pretrial-fairness-act/

 

Southside Weekly

An End to Cash Bond in Illinois is Only the Beginning of Restorative Justice

By Nikki Roberts – December 9, 2020

https://southsideweekly.com/an-end-to-cash-bond-in-illinois-is-only-the-beginning-of-restorative-justice/

 

Chicago Sun Times

“Black Caucus bills include important police reforms”

By CST Editorial Board – January 11, 2021

https://chicago.suntimes.com/2021/1/11/22225674/illinois-legislature-black-caucus-reforms-four-pillars-police-education-health-care-editorial

 

Chicago Council of Lawyers

“VICTORY: Illinois Just Passed the Pretrial Fairness Act and Ended Money Bail”

January 13, 2021

https://chicagocouncil.org/illinois-just-passed-the-pretrial-fairness-act-and-ended-money-bail/

 

In These Times

“The Illinois Legislature Just Voted to End Cash Bail. Here's How Organizers Made It Happen.”

By Alice Herman – January 13, 2021

https://inthesetimes.com/article/money-bond-pretrial-fairness-freedom-incarceration-jail-illinois

 

League of Women Voters of Chicago

“Support Pretrial Fairness”

By League of Women Voters of Chicago – January 13, 2021

https://my.lwv.org/illinois/chicago/article/support-pretrial-fairness

 

The Pantagraph

“Criminal justice reform package will head to governor”

By Raymon Troncoso- January 13, 2021

https://www.pantagraph.com/news/state-and-regional/govt-and-politics/criminal-justice-reform-package-will-head-to-governor/article_12db625c-8b17-58ab-833f-802a6aeae266.html

 

Restore Justice Illinois

“Restore Justice Applauds Illinois Legislature for Passing Historic Criminal Law Reforms”

January 13, 2021

https://restorejusticeillinois.org/restore-justice-applauds-illinois-legislature-for-passing-historic-criminal-law-reforms/

 

Block Club Chicago

“Illinois Votes To Stop Jailing People Who Can’t Afford Bail: ‘This Is Not A Just Or Equitable System’”

By Pascal Sabino – January 14, 2021

https://blockclubchicago.org/2021/01/14/illinois-votes-to-stop-jailing-people-who-cant-afford-bail-this-is-not-a-just-or-equitable-system/

 

Huffington Post

“Illinois General Assembly Passes Sweeping Criminal Reform Bill”

By Dominique Mosbergen – January 14, 2021

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/illinois-criminal-justice-reform-bill_n_5fffc4f4c5b691806c4f30a9

 

Injustice Watch

“Illinois lawmakers move to end cash bail with ‘Pretrial Fairness Act’”

By Emanuella Evans – January 14, 2021

https://www.injusticewatch.org/news/2021/illinois-lawmakers-end-cash-bail/

 

Public News Service

“IL General Assembly Approves End to Money Bond”

By N/A – January 14, 2021

https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2021-01-14/criminal-justice/il-general-assembly-approves-end-to-money-bond/a72785-1

 

Rockford Register Star

“They want justice now. And who can blame them?”

By Scott Reeder – January 14, 2021

https://www.rrstar.com/story/opinion/2021/01/14/they-want-justice-now-and-who-can-blame-them/4165979001/

 

The Telegraph

“HB 3653 incorporates law enforcement concerns”

By Andy Manar – January 14, 2021

https://www.thetelegraph.com/opinion/article/HB-3653-incorporates-law-enforcement-concerns-15870838.php

 

Chicago Sun Times

“Nobody should sit in jail because they are poor. Can we agree on that?”

By CST Editorial Board - January 18, 2021

https://chicago.suntimes.com/2021/1/18/22237202/nobody-should-sit-in-jail-because-they-are-poor-can-we-agree-on-that

 

Chicago Tribune

Op-ed: Criminal justice reform: Too fast? Ask communities of color if it feels ‘rushed.’

By Kimberly A. Lightford – January 18, 2021

https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/commentary/ct-opinion-criminal-justice-reform-general-assembly-lightford-20210118-t5dmj5lr2rehfnvjxgvi4dft3i-story.html

 

Capitol Fax

“How about we wait to see if it works or not before everybody loses their freaking minds?”

By Rich Miller – January 19, 2021

https://capitolfax.com/2021/01/19/how-about-we-wait-to-see-if-it-works-or-not-before-everybody-loses-their-freaking-minds/

 

Chicago Tribune

“Column: Many oppose criminal justice reform bill. To what extent have they been misled?”

By Ted Slowik – January 19, 2021

https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/daily-southtown/opinion/ct-sta-slowik-criminal-justice-reform-st-0120-20210119-yszqd5yainbphhkpyrgsio7wnq-story.html

 

Chicago Sun Times

“Criminal justice and police reforms in Illinois sure to lead to a more just world

By Cook County President Toni Preckwinkle Jan 20, 2021

https://chicago.suntimes.com/2021/1/20/22240913/cash-bail-policing-criminal-justice-reform-cook-county-board-president-toni-preckwinkle-op-ed

 

The Daily Northwestern

“Pretrial Fairness Act would make Illinois first state to abolish cash bail”

Yiming Fu – January 21, 2021

https://dailynorthwestern.com/2021/01/21/top-stories/pretrial-fairness-act-would-make-illinois-first-state-to-abolish-cash-bail/

 

Injustice Watch

“Illinois criminal justice reform bill critics playing ‘Fear-Mongering Bingo’ says State Sen. Robert Peters”

By Robert Peters – January 21, 2021

https://www.injusticewatch.org/commentary/2021/black-caucus-criminal-justice-reform-end-cash-bail/

 

NPQ (Non-Profit Quarterly)

“Illinois Votes to End Cash Bonds by 2023”

By Carole Levine – January 21, 2021

https://nonprofitquarterly.org/illinois-votes-to-end-cash-bonds-by-2023/

 

Chicago Sun Times

“Every attack on new Illinois police reform legislation is predictable — and wrong”

By Rep. Justin Slaughter – January 22, 2021

https://chicago.suntimes.com/2021/1/22/22239356/illinois-police-reform-illinois-black-caucus-justin-slaughter

 

Chicago Tribune

Letters: Victim compensation is a critical part of the criminal justice reform bill

By N/A – January 24, 2021

https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/letters/ct-letters-vp-012421-20210124-pdd2qeflvjfrvd5rqvbyjpc2pq-story.html

 

Black News Alerts

“Illinois Passes Pre-Trial Fairness Act, First State to Pass Such Legislation”

By Natalia Perez – January 25, 2021

https://blacknewsalerts.com/2021/01/25/illinois-passes-pre-trial-fairness-act-first-state-to-pass-such-legislation/

 

Chicago Sun Times

“Reforms would reduce number of wrongful convictions”

By CST Editorial Board – January 25, 2021

https://chicago.suntimes.com/2021/1/25/22249145/wrongful-convictions-police-criminal-justice-reforms-editorial

 

Commercial News

“Letter: Justice reform in Illinois long overdue”

By Mary Catherine Roberson – January 25, 2021

https://www.commercial-news.com/opinion/letter-justice-reform-in-illinois-long-overdue/article_6070af8e-5f3b-11eb-a609-0b0f88d3f531.html

 

Chicago Defender

“OP-ED: Criminal Justice Reform Victory the Result of Many.”

By Richard Wallace – January 26, 2021

https://chicagodefender.com/op-ed-criminal-justice-reform-victory-the-result-of-many/

 

Chicago Tribune

“Op-ed: Ending cash bail will improve public safety”

By Sharone Mitchell Jr. January 27, 2021

https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/commentary/ct-opinion-no-cash-bail-pritzker-sharone-mitchell-20210127-d22p2zfcnrditavqlfrzywyiku-story.html

 

Bellville News-Democrat

“Illinois’ Pretrial Fairness Act helps marginalized people, so stop the fear mongering”

By Marie Franklin – January 28, 2021

https://www.bnd.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/article248775645.html

 

Chicago Sun Times

“Ending the criminalization of poverty”

By Letters to the Editor Jan 31, 2021, 12:08pm CST

Robbin Stuckert

Presiding Judge, 23rd Judicial Circuit

Chair, Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Pretrial Practices

https://chicago.suntimes.com/2021/1/31/22256345/criminalizing-povery-criminal-justice-reform-illinois-legislature-pre-trial-bail-letters

 

Effingham Daily News

Letter to the Editor: Pretrial detention reform must be effective

By Robin Stuckert, January 31, 2021

https://www.effinghamdailynews.com/opinion/letters_to_the_editor/letter-to-the-editor-pretrial-detention-reform-must-be-effective/article_e1abb8ce-63fe-11eb-8a52-ab8557470ecb.html

 

Chicago Sun Times

“Criminal justice reform is really about safety for people and police”

By Arne Duncan – Feburary 2, 2021

https://chicago.suntimes.com/2021/2/2/22262652/illinois-criminal-justice-chicago-police-reform-house-bill-3653-arne-duncan

 

Chicago Tribune

“Guest commentary: Criminal justice reform package will ‘make our streets safer and our system fairer’”

By Eric Rinehart – February 3, 2021

https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/lake-county-news-sun/opinion/ct-lns-rinehart-guest-column-st-0206-20210203-pr5addocffazzkaafj4ukhhwbu-story.html

 

Community Renewal Society

“Community Renewal Society Requests Governer Pritzker to Sign HB3653”

By N/A – February 3, 2021

https://www.communityrenewalsociety.org/announcements-slick/community-renewal-society-requests-governer-pritzker-to-sign-hb3653

 

Daily Herald

“Crime bill was carefully drafted to meet needs”

By Elgie Sims – February 4, 2021

https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20210202/crime-bill-was-carefully-drafted-to-meet-needs

 

Journal Star

“Commentary: Black Illinoisans deserve change now”

By Kimberly A. Lightford – February 6, 2021

https://www.pjstar.com/story/opinion/columns/guest/2021/02/06/commentary-black-illinoisans-deserve-change-now/4380960001/

 

WQAD8 ABC

“VERIFY: 4 key components of Illinois' criminal justice reform bill”

Hannah Rodriguez – February 10, 2021

https://www.wqad.com/article/news/verify/verify-police-reform-bill/526-8fe053ba-19fd-4658-b651-d26ede3116cc

 

ACLU Illinois

“Despite Headlines Suggesting Otherwise, Police and Criminal Justice Reform Bill Enjoys Wide Support in Illinois”

By N/A – February 21, 2021

https://www.aclu-il.org/en/news/despite-headlines-suggesting-otherwise-police-and-criminal-justice-reform-bill-enjoys-wide

 

ACLU Illinois

“ACLU Celebrates Police and Criminal Justice Reform Being Signed Into Law by Gov. Pritzker”

By N/A – February 22, 2021

https://www.aclu-il.org/en/news/aclu-celebrates-police-and-criminal-justice-reform-being-signed-law-gov-pritzker

 

Chicago Alliance Against Sexual Exploitation

“Pretrial Fairness Act Becomes IL Law”

By N/A February 22, 2021

https://www.caase.org/pretrial-fairness-act-becomes-il-law/

 

Chicago Appleseed Center for Fair Courts

“VICTORY: Governor Pritzker Abolishes Money Bail by Signing HB 3653 – The SAFE-T Act – into Law”

By Stephanie Agnew – February 22, 2021

VICTORY: Governor Pritzker Abolishes Money Bail by Signing HB 3653 - The SAFE-T Act - into Law | Chicago Appleseed Center for Fair Courts

 

Chicago Tribune

“Editorial: If you’re worried about ending cash bail, you’re fearmongering, Pritzker says”

By The Editorial Board – February 22, 2021

https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-edit-chicago-police-reform-trust-cash-bail-20210222-ib5jnlbrsjarfczbsesyxkcuzu-story.html?outputType=amp

 

Fox 2 Now

“Pritzker debunks myths of Illinois criminal justice reform bill”

By N/A – February 22, 2021

https://fox2now.com/news/pritzker-debunks-myths-of-illinois-criminal-justice-reform-bill/

 

The Justice Management Institute

“The Pretrial Fairness Act: Getting Reform Right”

By N/A – February 22, 2021

https://www.jmijustice.org/blog/the-pretrial-fairness-act-getting-reform-right/

 

NPR

“Illinois Becomes 1st State To Eliminate Cash Bail”

By N/A – February 22, 2021

https://www.npr.org/2021/02/22/970378490/illinois-becomes-first-state-to-eliminate-cash-bail

 

CapFax

“Pritzker administration rebuts Illinois Sheriffs’ Association claims about new criminal justice reform law”

By N/A – February 23, 2021

https://capitolfax.com/2021/02/23/pritzker-administration-rebuts-illinois-sheriffs-association-claims-about-new-criminal-justice-reform-law/

 

Injustice Watch

“Illinois criminal justice reform ends cash bail, changes felony murder rule”

By Emanuella Evans and Rita Oceguera – February 23, 2021

https://www.injusticewatch.org/news/2021/illinois-criminal-justice-reform-cash-bail-felony-murder/

 

Common Dreams

“'All Other States Should Follow': Advocates Applaud as Illinois Approves Elimination of Cash Bail”

By Jessica Corbett – February 24, 2021

https://www.commondreams.org/news/2021/02/24/all-other-states-should-follow-advocates-applaud-illinois-approves-elimination-cash

 

St. Louis Post Dispatch

“Editorial: A new Illinois law would let judges, not finances, determine who stays in jail”

By The Editorial Board – February 24, 2021

https://www.stltoday.com/opinion/editorial/editorial-a-new-illinois-law-would-let-judges-not-finances-determine-who-stays-in-jail/article_59d6d5c7-e755-5fdf-8cf5-de86b3ec7b35.html

 

Yahoo News

“Illinois becomes first state to end cash bail”

By Safia Samee Ali – Feburary 24, 2021

https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/illinois-becomes-first-state-end-195051003.html

 

KBIA 91.3 FM

“A Massive Criminal Justice Reform Bill Is Now Law In Illinois. What Happens Next?”

By N/A – February 26, 2021             

https://www.kbia.org/post/massive-criminal-justice-reform-bill-now-law-illinois-what-happens-next#stream/0

 

NowThis

“Illinois Becomes First State To Get Rid Of Cash Bail”

By Ashleigh Carter – February 26, 2021

https://nowthisnews.com/news/illinois-becomes-first-state-to-get-rid-of-cash-bail

 

The News-Gazette

“My Turn | 'HB 3653 expands safety, fairness and justice'”

By Minnie Pearson – March 2, 2021

https://www.news-gazette.com/opinion/guest-commentary/my-turn-hb-3653-expands-safety-fairness-and-justice/article_b8d722ae-d479-5841-a971-ce207d8b2e30.html

 

Law Office of Steven Fine

“Pritzker Signs Criminal Justice Reform Bill Ending Cash Bail”

By Steven Fine – March 8, 2021

https://www.sfinelaw.com/blog/2021/march/pritzker-signs-criminal-justice-reform-bill-endi/

 

Madison – St. Clair Record

“Ending cash bail is fair to the poor”

By The Madison County Record – March 9, 2021

https://madisonrecord.com/stories/576523208-ending-cash-bail-is-fair-to-the-poor

 

The Daily Illini

“Illinois abolishes money bail after activist push”

By Amrita Bhattacharyya – March 11, 2021

https://dailyillini.com/news/2021/03/11/illinois-abolishes-money-bail-after-activist-push/

 

The Southern Illinoisan

“Voice of the Reader: Changing double standard”

By N/A - March 12, 2021

https://thesouthern.com/opinion/letters/voice-of-the-reader-changing-double-standard/article_283b4151-9a97-5580-8faf-eee1274d6da7.html

 

Chicago Reader

“Bail abolition is just the tip of the iceberg”

By Maya Dukmasova – March 19, 2021

https://www.chicagoreader.com/chicago/hb3653-illinois-criminal-justice-reform/Content?oid=87300957

 

Weekly Citizen

“Senator Sims Reflects on Criminal Justice Reform”

By Tia Carol Jones – March 24, 2021

https://citizennewspapergroup.com/news/2021/mar/24/senator-sims-reflects-criminal-justice-reform/

 

State Journal Register

“Guest opinion: Why the end of cash bail is good for Illinois survivors”

By - Madeleine Behr and Amanda Pyron, April 24, 2021

https://www.sj-r.com/story/opinion/columns/guest/2021/04/24/opinion-end-cash-bail-good-illinois-survivors/7343437002

 

WGLT.ORG 89.1FM

“Advocates: lllinois' Criminal Justice Reform Law Replaces 'Irrational System'”

By Colleen Reynolds – April 28, 2021

https://www.wglt.org/news/2021-04-28/advocates-lllinois-criminal-justice-reform-law-replaces-irrational-system

 

Gruntstuff

“Illinois becomes first state to eliminate cash bail”

By Donna Miller – May 3, 2021

https://gruntstuff.com/illinois-becomes-first-state-to-eliminate-cash-bail/171331/

 

Illinois Newsroom

“Illinois House Passes Bipartisan Ban On Deceptive Interrogation Of Minors”

By Raymon Troncoso – May 29, 2021

https://illinoisnewsroom.org/illinois-house-passes-bipartisan-ban-on-deceptive-interrogation-of-minors/

 

Illinois News Live

“Legislators Pass Follow-up Criminal Justice Bill to Address Police Concerns | News”

By Roger Milian, June 2, 2021

https://illinoisnewstoday.com/legislators-pass-follow-up-criminal-justice-bill-to-address-police-concerns-news/229314/

 

The Pantagraph

“Illinois lawmakers pass follow-up criminal justice bill”

By Raymon Troncoso – June 2, 2021

https://www.pantagraph.com/news/state-and-regional/govt-and-politics/illinois-lawmakers-pass-follow-up-criminal-justice-bill/article_fe488837-6d9b-5083-b832-acd722eae54b.html

 

Heart of Illinois ABC

“Law enforcement hopeful with follow-up criminal justice reform bill”

By N/A – June 3, 2021

https://hoiabc.com/2021/06/03/law-enforcement-hopeful-with-follow-up-criminal-justice-reform-bill/

 

Change.Org

“Support IL HB 3653”

By Jessie Clayton – Date N/A

https://www.change.org/p/j-b-pritzker-support-hb-3653?original_footer_petition_id=13429593&algorithm=promoted&source_location=petition_footer&grid_position=10&pt=AVBldGl0aW9uADiCmQEAAAAAYAKSlggSplA3MWRiZmRiNQ%3D%3D

 

Coalition To End Money Bond

“The Pretrial Fairness Act: Ending Money Bond and Dramatically the amount of people incarcerated pretrial in Illinois”

By N/A – 2021

https://endmoneybond.org/pretrialfairness/