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UPDATED: Supreme Court stays cash bail provisions statewide after Kankakee County ruling UPDATED: Supreme Court stays cash bail provisions statewide after Kankakee County ruling

UPDATED: Supreme Court stays cash bail provisions statewide after Kankakee County ruling

A Kankakee County judge ruled Wednesday that lawmakers overreached their constitutional authority in passing a measure to abolish cash bail in Illinois, while other provisions in the wide-ranging SAFE-T Act criminal justice reform were not affected by the ruling.

The pandemic ushered in a new era of emergency housing, but it now faces a fiscal cliff The pandemic ushered in a new era of emergency housing, but it now faces a fiscal cliff

The pandemic ushered in a new era of emergency housing, but it now faces a fiscal cliff

For Illinois’ homeless populations and those that serve them, the COVID-19 pandemic accelerated a crisis – the volunteer, mostly faith-based shelters that had long been the backbone of the state’s emergency housing system were closing their doors.

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