Rep. Elik Statement on Illinois Supreme Court Ruling in Favor of No-Cash Bail

State Representative Amy Elik (R-Alton) issued the following statement after the Illinois Supreme Court decided Illinois can enact no-cash bail for criminals:

“This ruling will put many detained criminals back on the streets much faster without having to post cash bail. I am disappointed in today’s Illinois Supreme Court ruling on the SAFE-T Act which ties the hands of judges and law enforcement, and does not support crime victims. I will continue to work with my colleagues in the General Assembly to enact laws that support law enforcement and keep our communities safe.”