A hard-fought reform will stop the state from distorting political power. But it won’t take effect for a long time.
Daniel Nichanian Feb 23, 2021
This DeKalb County attorney says that fighting mass incarceration will make people safer than President Trump’s “law and order” messaging.
Daniel Nichanian Sep 09, 2020
Foxx claimed a mandate for criminal justice reform after securing the Democratic nomination in Cook County tonight. She will be favored in the general election.
Mari Cohen Mar 18, 2020
“In some cases we need the Illinois Supreme Court to use its policy making powers to make criminal justice reform real,” said Daniel Epstein, a candidate in Tuesday’s election.
Kyle C. Barry Mar 12, 2020
We preview the 2020 races for prosecutor in the biggest Illinois counties, starting with the high-stakes election in Cook County (Chicago).
Daniel Nichanian Dec 12, 2019
Illinois prohibition against 287(g) contracts comes two years after California’s ban.
Daniel Nichanian Sep 05, 2019
Illinois is set to legalize marijuana, while Colorado and Oklahoma tackled possession of other drugs.
Daniel Nichanian Jun 06, 2019
Illinois law uses a cutoff age of 21. Advocates ask, why should people be cut off from the logic of having a separate youth justice system because they are a day over 18?
Daniel Nichanian Apr 25, 2019
In St. Louis, Chicago, and Baltimore, prosecutors have announced a policy of not prosecuting marijuana possession or have launched a new expungement program.
Daniel Nichanian Feb 07, 2019
State advocates demand that politicians be more attentive to confronting the harm that marijuana prohibition has caused.
Daniel Nichanian Jan 25, 2019