Governor JB Pritzker says that he feels comfortable that the no-cash bail portion of the Safe-T Act will be upheld by the Illinois Supreme Court. The pre-trial fairness act was previously ruled unconstitutional by a Kankakee County Judge. The State led by Attorney General Kwame Raoul has appealed to the Illinois Supreme Court. Illinois Governor JB Pritzker says he wants safer neighborhoods.
The Governor is expressing optimism that the pre-trial fairness act will be allowed to be implemented. If that doesn’t happen, The Governor says they will continue to focus on public safety.
Governor Pritzker expects a ruling sometime in the next few months. The State Supreme Court has issued a stay while the matter is under review.