Local Government Law Bulletin

Proposals Made to the Safe-T Act

On February 22, 2021, Governor Pritzker signed a sweeping criminal justice reform bill known as the “Safe-T Act”. The Safe-T Act affects a broad spectrum of policing activity, including body camera policies (summarized here). It was passed despite criticism from some...

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Safe-T Act Body Camera Requirements

On February 22, 2021, Governor Pritzker signed a sweeping criminal justice reform bill referred to as the “Safe-T Act,” part of which makes body cameras mandatory for all law enforcement agencies. Counties and municipalities with a population of: more than 500,000...

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Video Gaming May Return as Early as June 26

Video Gaming May Return as Early as June 26

​The Illinois Gaming Board has issued protocols for the return of video gaming terminals. The protocols, issued June 9, 2020, indicate that the earliest video gaming operations may return is during Phase 4-Revitalization of the Restore Illinois Plan, which could be as...

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