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
Raising the felony theft threshold won't lead to an increase in overall property crime or larceny rates.
The state initiative has both saved taxpayer money and given offenders the opportunity to break the cycle of incarceration.
Research shows Hardin, Macon and Marion Counties lead the state in prison admissions per 10,000 residents.
Gov. Bruce Rauner has signed into law Senate Bill 3164, which requires a court to review a presentencing report and explain why incarceration is appropriate prior to imposing a prison sentence on a Class 3 or Class 4 felony offender with no prior violent convictions.
A recent survey of Illinois voters by the U.S. Justice Action Network shows vast popular support for criminal-justice reform.
Police chiefs and prosecutors increasingly support policies to reduce unnecessary incarceration.
The initial overview of plans to safely reduce Illinois’ prison population by 25 percent contains important lessons for policymakers.