Illinois’ prosecutor-initiated resentencing law was supposed to be a progressive policy win. So far, it’s yielded no winners.
Democrats maintained their majority on the state’s highest court after winning one of the two competitive supreme court races in the collar counties.
Judicial elections can feel overwhelming, but you shouldn’t leave the ballot blank. Injustice Watch partnered with WBEZ’s “Curious City” to answer your questions about judicial elections.
Though lauded for his handling of a specialized drug court program, Charles Burns’ decisions in felony cases have been undone by higher courts more often than his colleagues’.
Following Injustice Watch’s reporting, county commissioners held a hearing into the company that has billed more than $3 million to defendants ordered to wear SCRAM alcohol monitors.
With no oversight from county officials or direction from the chief judge, a private contractor continues to profit from court-ordered alcohol monitors.
Anastasia Strauther still doesn’t understand why Cook County Judge Gregory Vazquez ordered her to wear a sobriety monitor for a driving on a suspended license case.
Last-minute ballot changes, mass resignations of election judges, and miscommunication by the Board of Elections resulted in failures to notify voters that ballots cast for the two candidates won’t be counted.
Cook County voters picked a new class of circuit court and appellate court judges in Tuesday’s primary election. With election officials reporting abysmal voter turnout, some judicial subcircuit races were decided by a few thousand votes.