Rep. Sanalitro on Illinois Supreme Court’s Decision on the No-Cash Bail Component of the SAFE-T

Carol Stream, IL – Today, State Representative Jennifer Sanalitro issued a statement following the Illinois Supreme Court’s ruling, which deemed the no-cash bail portion of the SAFE-T Act as constitutional.

“I am disappointed that the Illinois Supreme Court has validated the no-cash bail component of the highly controversial SAFE-T Act. This ruling compromises the safety of communities across Illinois and could potentially accelerate the departure of hard-working families and businesses from our great state,” said Sanalitro.

She further added, “The decision also indirectly endorses the manner in which the General Assembly passed this significant change to the Illinois Constitution. It is inappropriate for a decision of such magnitude to be adopted during a late-night session of departing ‘lame-duck’ lawmakers, effectively allowing them to evade accountability and shield themselves from any criticism by concerned residents.”

“However, in the face of this disconcerting ruling, I remain committed to collaborating with my fellow lawmakers to pass laws that contribute to safer, happier, and healthier communities,” Rep. Sanalitro concluded.

For further information on this ruling, please reach out directly to Rep. Sanalitro’s communications staff at 815-557-0252.

Rep. Sanalitro is the State Representative for House District 48, which includes the communities of Addison, Bensenville, Bloomingdale, Carol Stream, Elk Grove, Hanover Park, Itasca, Medinah, Roselle, Schaumburg, and Wood Dale in suburban DuPage and Cook counties.