The Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Pretrial Practices will host a series of public hearings as it works toward its final report and recommendations in December.

The commission recently released its preliminary report concerning pretrial reform in the Illinois criminal justice system. A final report with recommendations regarding the administration of pretrial justice in Illinois will be released in December.

The commission would like to gather input from Illinois stakeholders regarding pretrial reform. Public hearings will take place in Springfield, Champaign/Urbana, and Chicago as follows:

Springfield – Monday, April 22, at noon
Administrative Office of the Illinois Courts
3101 Old Jacksonville Road
Springfield, IL 62704

Champaign/Urbana – Monday, May 6, at 11:30 a.m.
ILEAS Training Center
1701 E. Main Street
Urbana, IL 61802

Chicago – Monday, June 17, at noon
Michael A. Bilandic Building​​​​​​​
5th Floor, Room C-500
160 N. LaSalle Street
Chicago, IL 60601

The purposes of the public hearings are: to provide information on pretrial reform to persons in attendance; to receive the comments of individuals, organizations, and entities interested in voicing their opinions on pretrial reform; and to answer pretrial questions that may be posed. Oral testimony will be limited to three minutes in length. Written testimony will be incorporated into the hearing record.

Written public comment on pretrial reform can be submitted in the following ways:


Mail: Pretrial Comments
AOIC Probation Division
3101 Old Jacksonville Road
Springfield, IL 62704

Public comment will close on June 30.

After the close of the public comment period, the commission will review and analyze the submitted comments along with the testimony from the public hearings and incorporate these materials in preparing the final report and recommendations to the Illinois Supreme Court.