If an Illinois worker takes a pay cut during a recession, she knows the state isn’t going to take an even bigger chunk out of her paycheck. That’s because the state income tax rate stays the same. But if her home loses value, too, she could still see her property tax bill go up. Government...View Report
Reforms in Cook County and in Illinois make pretrial release possible for nondangerous defendants with little money for bail.
Police chiefs and prosecutors increasingly support policies to reduce unnecessary incarceration.
New “rocket docket” reform could reduce lengthy pretrial jail stays for some accused of minor property crimes, saving Illinois taxpayers up to $143 per inmate each day.