LAKE BARRINGTON… State Representative Martin McLaughlin (R-Barrington Hills) from the 52ND House District released the following statement after reading the Illinois Supreme Court opinion reversing the circuit court’s decision that now upholds the “no cash bail” provision of the SAFE-T Act.
Rep. McLaughlin said, “I am not surprised the Illinois Supreme Court just eliminated protections for the general population. Are we safer now with this decision?
“Thanks to this progressive Democrat policy and Democrat judges, of course we are not. A partisan politically drawn map has doubled down on poorly made public policy, and our jails will now release many violent criminal defendants awaiting trial.