Governor JB Pritzker has signed a sweeping criminal justice reform package into law.
The massive piece of legislation creates statewide standards for police use of force, requires police body cameras, ends cash bail in many cases and revamps the certification system for officers.
It’s also supported by State Representative Justin Slaughter of Chicago.
State Senator Sue Rezin was on WCSJ's People are Talking on Monday.
State Representative David Welter shared his thoughts about the bill.
State Representative Jackie Haas, who represents a small portion of southern Grundy County also chimed in.
She also had this to say.
There has been a lot of push-back from law enforcement, with opponents arguing these change will make communities less safe, pose a threat to victims and make it more difficult for police to do their job.