Chip MitchellReporter - WBEZ
Illinois is the first state in the U.S. to abolish cash bail. The historic change took effect on Monday, prompting confusion and long days.
The law, effective Monday, makes Illinois the first state to ban money bonds. Some supporters of the change worry that judges will turn to EM.
Lawmakers are devising the measure after WBEZ obtained footage of a Waukegan cop leading a 15-year-old to falsely confess to a shooting.