Posts tagged "judge"

Has the Motion to Reconsider program brought change to Cook County’s broken bond court system?

Has the Motion to Reconsider program brought change to Cook County’s broken bond court system?
A bill attempting to allow nonviolent, first-time offenders to avoid paying a bond so they could leave the jail while awaiting trial died an unceremonious death at its third reading in the Illinois House of Representatives last month. With a bill making changes to bond court failing to pass–for the second legislative session–  we thought... Read more »

Why you should care about the Illinois judicial election

If you’re like most voters, when it comes to the enormous list of judges on this year’s ballot, you might feel a little overwhelmed. A lot of people just skip it, or vote yes or no for the entire slate. With almost 70 people on the ballot, who can blame them? Except that that long... Read more »