Meier’s Statement on IL Supreme Court Ruling in Favor of No-Cash Bail

State Representative Charlie Meier (R-Okawville) issued the following statement after the Illinois Supreme Court ruled Illinois can enact no-cash bail for criminals effective September 18, 2023:

“I voted against eliminating no-cash bail when this law passed in 2021. The Illinois Supreme Court’s decision to support the elimination of cash bail will set criminals free that should otherwise remain behind bars. I am very disappointed with the ruling made by the Illinois Supreme Court Democrat majority that was elected by Governor Pritzker. I have always stood with our police and will always back the men and women that wear the badge each day to help keep our communities safe.”