Big changes coming for Illinois Criminal Justice System

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Gov. JB Pritzker signed landmark legislation on Monday that transforms Illinois’ criminal justice system, and builds on efforts to create a more equitable and safe criminal justice system, state officials said. This landmark legislation ends a pretrial detention system that benefits the wealthy, expands training and wellness programs for law enforcement, modernizes sentencing laws, and prioritizes treatment and rehabilitation for low-level drug crimes.