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Wirepoints: State’s attorneys resist Illinois’ latest soft-on-crime measure

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Jail-prison-1As Chicago-style violent crime continues across Cook County and the collar counties, local state’s attorneys are increasingly worried about new state law going into effect in 2023, says Wirepoints editor Matt Rosenberg. 

It’s one more in a long series of rigged rules imposed by Illinois’ ruling class, he says.

As of January 1st, HB3653 would sharply restrict the imposition by judges of cash bail for criminal defendants before trial. Those involved say that one hundred of the state’s 102 county prosecutors are fighting back against what they see as an incursion on judicial discretion and community safety. They will go to the legislature later this year and it appears, maybe to court if that fails.

It will be a signal test for Illinois state’s attorneys in counties statewide who want to balance the rights of the accused with the rights of their communities to safe streets and public spaces.

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