217 Today: Downstate leaders say they will need help handling the historic end to cash bail
Monday, September 18, 2023
- Advocates for survivors of sex crimes and domestic violence are cheering the end of cash bail in Illinois Monday.
- The numbers are out on a COVID-era program aimed at helping preschool through eighth grade students learn at Decatur Public Schools.
- Around a hundred people met Saturday at the Urbana Free Library to honor individuals and businesses for their aid to local immigrants.
In today's deep dive, we’ll learn more about how counties throughout Illinois are handling the start of the Pre-Trial Fairness Act.
Reporting today contributed by Mawa Iqbal, Emily Hays and Stephanie Mosqueda.