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Illinois committee hears testimony to end cash bail

SPRINGFIELD -- Eliminating cash bail in Illinois was once again front and center at a Senate committee hearing on Tuesday. The Criminal Law and Special Committee on Public Safety heard testimony on the benefits and drawbacks of ending…

City of Rockford announces law enforcement pilot program

ROCKFORD -- City officials, on Wednesday, announced the launch of a pilot program that will partner police officers with mental health professionals. “This new model will provide law enforcement with appropriate alternatives to arrest,”…