Changes are coming to the criminal justice system in Illinois. Governor Bruce Rauner put pen to paper on a set of bills that will perhaps alter the future for kids who run afoul of the law and changes circumstances for older offenders too. One new bill will let teenagers who were arrested but not charged with a crime immediate apply for expungement of the record. In the past they needed to wait until they turned 18. Rauner says the justice system need to take all items into account when punishing and reforming.
Another bill will require a more detailed review of any pre-sentencing reports to include an explanation if jail time is requested.