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The DeKalb County Courthouse sits under clear skies on a sunny day. The DeKalb County Courthouse is located on, 133 W. State St. (Umer Khan | Northern Star)

Illinois eliminates cash bail

By Joseph Howerton, Video Editor | September 27, 2023

DeKALB – States like New York and Kentucky are experimenting with limiting pretrial bail; but Illinois has taken it a step further, being the first state to eliminate it entirely. The SAFE-T Act, approved in 2021, set about reforming a number of...

2015 student death ruled unjustified; Chicago Police officer at fault

By James Krause | January 16, 2018

CHICAGO — Chicago’s police oversight committee released a report sustaining allegations that an officer used excessive force in the 2015 fatal shooting of a NIU student. The report, released by the Civilian Office of Police Accountability Dec. 22,...