Freedom is based on wealth — 90% of people detained in Cook County Jail are there pretrial, meaning they haven’t been convicted of any crimes.Read More
HB 5341, also known as the F.A.T.E. (Fair Access To Employment) Bill, was signed into law by Governor Bruce Rauner on Friday, August 10. This legislation clarifies that outstanding legal financial obligations like fines, fees, and court costs cannot be considered when reviewing a sealing petition.Read More
On behalf of Community Renewal Society, I urge you to immediately close the Illinois Department of
Juvenile Justice’s Youth Center at Kewanee.
We can prevent violence in our communities by investing more in community-based Restorative Justice programs that literally save lives.Read More
There is plenty of evidence that our current public safety strategy is not working. It's time for Cook County to invest in preventing violence instead of reacting to it. We cannot arrest ourselves out of this problem.Read More