This page includes ISACo resources, news stories and other information about the SAFE-T Act. The page will be updated with new information as it becomes available. 

Supreme Court Ruling (July 18, 2023)

James R. Rowe, Kankakee County State's Attorney, et al., Appellees, v. Kwame Raoul, Attorney General of Illinois, et al, Appellants

The Illinois Supreme Court issued a 5-2 ruling that upholds the provisions within the Safety, Accountability, Fairness and Equity – Today (SAFE-T) Act that eliminate cash bail. The Court is providing trial courts 60 days to prepare for the new rules. Cash bail will be eliminated on September 18, 2023.

ISACo Resources

Index of P.A. 102-1104 (SAFE-T Act Trailer Bill)

Summary of P.A. 101-0652 (SAFE-T Act Trailer Bill)

Summary of P.A. 102-0694 (SAFE-T Act)

Letter to Governor and Legislative Leaders (October 24, 2022)

Supplemental Funding Request (October 4, 2023)

Outside Resources

Summary of Amendments to Public Act 101-0652, the SAFE-T Act (Civic Federation)

The 2021 SAFE-T Act: ICJIA Roles and Responsibilities (Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority)

Office of Statewide Pretrial Services Releases First Sets of Data Related to Pretrial Legislation 

News Stories

Elimination of Cash Bail Seems to Be Working (Illinois Times) (December 14, 2023)

Springfield man repeatedly arrested, raises questions about efficacy of no-cash bail law (WICS- November 18, 2023)

Macon County Jail Numbers Drop in the Wake of No Cash Bail Law (WAND- November 7, 2023)

New SAFE-T-Act enhances protection for domestic violence victims in Illinois (WICS- October 28, 2023)

Illinois jail numbers were supposed to drop with the end of cash bail. Did they? (Rockford Register Star- October 24, 2023)

One month in, No Cash Bail seems to be not as bad as some thought, officials say (WMBD- October 19, 2023)

Cash Bail Comes to an End in Illinois (Illinois Times- September 21, 2023)

As SAFE-T Act goes live, murder suspects previously eligible to post bond are held in jail (Capitol News- September 19, 2023)

SAFE-T Act now in effect, Central IL counties navigating changes in courts, jails (WCIA- September 19, 2023)

Illinois becomes the first state to abolish cash bail (NPR- September 18, 2023)

Champaign County adjusts to new no-cash bail law: State's attorney confident in justice system (WCCU- September 18, 2023) 

Law enforcement address concerns, explain what the end of cash bail means for Illinois (WGEM- September 17, 2023)

Illinois becomes 1st state to abolish cash bail as Pre-Trial Fairness Act takes effect (ABC7 Eyewitness News- September 18, 2023)

Illinois becomes first state to end cash bail (CBS Chicago- September 18, 2023)

Cash bail ends Monday in Illinois. Here's what that means (KSDK- September 17, 2023) 

Disparately resourced public defenders prepare for the end of cash bail in Illinois (Capitol News- September 15, 2023) 

'Where Do We Go From Here?': Illinois Counties Prep for Massive Changes to Courts and Jails (WCBU- September 14, 2023)

SAFE-T Act Changes Passed in Springfield Specify Pretrial Detainment Criteria (WTTW)

How Will Eliminating Bail Affect Counties' Finances? (Daily Herald)

State's Attorneys ask Illinois Supreme Court to Consolidate Dozens of SAFE-T Act Lawsuits (Lake & McHenry County Scanner)

SAFE-T Act news coverage roundup (Capitol Fax) - Oct 12

SAFE-T Act coverage roundup (Capitol Fax) - Oct 6

Incumbent Walker defends SAFE-T Act, while challenger Vrett calls for repeal (Daily Herald)

Knox County State's Attorney Karlin sues state, says SAFE-T Act is unconstitutional (The Register Mail)

A Focus of Political Campaigns, Illinois' SAFE-T Act Likely to see Tweaks this Year (WWTW)

Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker suggests SAFE-T Act changes could be needed (Lake & McHenry County Scanner)

Task Force Offers Guidance on Implementing Cashless Bail System in Illinois (The Center Square)

Oak Lawn Board Approves Measure Calling for Illinois SAFE-T Act Repeal (Patch)

State Senator Proposes Changes to Illinois' SAFE-T Act Amid 'Purge' Rumors (NBC Chicago)

Illinois Lawmaker Files Legislation to Clarify Language in SAFE-T Act (WAND)

Could SAFE-T Act Make it Harder for Accused Violent Criminals to Be Detained? Legal Experts Weight In (NBC Chicago)

Illinois' SAFE-T Act Ending Cash Bail Will Also Further 'Handcuff' Police with New Provisions; Experts (Fox News)

Prosecutors Challenge SAFE-T Act Eliminating Cash Bail as Thousands Sign Petition (Daily Herald)

Fact Check: Separating the Truth from Fiction in the Debate Over Illinois' SAFE-T Act (State Journal-Register)

Orland Park Implements New Policy That Will Bypass SAFE-T Act (Fox 32 Chicago)

State's Attorneys Representing 3 Illinois Counties File Lawsuits Against SAFE-T Act (WTTW)

Other State's Attorneys File Lawsuit (WCSJ News)

McHenry County Latest to Sue Over Illinois' SAFE-T Act, Elimination of Cash Bail (Northwest Herald)

‘Threat to public safety’: McHenry County state’s attorney sues Gov. JB Pritzker, Illinois attorney general over SAFE-T Act (Lake and McHenry County Scanner)

Fact Checking Illinois' Upcoming SAFE-T Act (WGN News)

Illinois' SAFE-T Act Explained (WGN News)

What is the SAFE-T Act in Illinois? Here's an Explainer of What Changes are in Store (NBC News)

What's in the SAFE-T Act? A Look at the 2021 Criminal Justice Reform and How it Has Evolved (Illinois Newsroom)

Fact Check: What Does the SAFE-T Act Really Do? (Central Illinois Proud)

Snopes, Sims and the SAFE-T Act (Politico)

Illinois Law Doesn't Make Murder, Other Crimes 'non-detainable' Offenses (AP News)

Fact Check: Separating the Truth from Fiction in the Debate Over Illinois' SAFE-T Act (State Journal-Register)

Illinois SAFE-T Act Becomes Campaign Issue. What Does it Actually Do? (WTTW)