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House Republicans Applaud Decision on No-cash Bail Law

SPRINGFIELD – Illinois Republicans are applauding Wednesday’s ruling against the no-cash bail portion of the Safe-T Act.

State Representative Patrick Windhorst of Metropolis says the decision validated many of their concerns about ending the current cash bail system. But he notes the problem now is that this seems to only affect counties involved in the lawsuit.

House GOP leaders want the courts to issue a stay while all parties work to come up with a reasonable solution or while the law is under appeal.