Lawmakers push to reform state’s bail system

SPRINGFIELD — Some state lawmakers are looking to reform the cash bail system in Illinois, mainly by ending the use of money bonds as a factor in preventing a suspect’s release….

Early voting continues to shatter records

SPRINGFIELD – Amid a new surge in COVID-19 cases, voters in Illinois and across the nation are shattering records for early voting. As of Friday, Oct. 23, according to the Illinois…

Unemployment rates up, jobs down in all metro areas

The number of nonfarm jobs decreased over-the-year in all 14 Illinois metropolitan areas in September, with four metro areas at record low payrolls for that month, according to preliminary…

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