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Illinois Supreme Court adopts policy statement for pretrial services

Russell Boniface May 16, 2017, 6:52am

The Illinois Supreme Court has adopted a statewide policy statement for pretrial services that includes a risk assessment tool to help courts determine whether low-risk defendants should be detained or released prior to trial.

Illinois Supreme Court approves new rule mandating jury trials in certain cases under mental health code

Shanice Harris May 12, 2017, 5:00pm

SPRINGFIELD — Chief Justice Lloyd Karmeier and the Illinois Supreme Court announced last month the approval of Supreme Court Rule 293. The new rule requires that all trial courts commence a jury trial if requested by a respondent in an involuntary admission proceeding.