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Illinois General Assembly approves sweeping criminal justice overhaul that would end cash bail, require cops to wear body cameras

CHICAGO — State lawmakers on Wednesday passed a sweeping overhaul of the state’s criminal justice system that would end cash bail and eventually require every police officer in the state to be equipped with a body camera.

The measures, approved by narrow margins in the final hours of the Illinois General Assembly’s lame-duck session, were spurred on by the public outcry over the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and other African Americans at the hands of police in the last year and represent a signature accomplishment for the Legislative Black Caucus.

The Black Caucus succeeded in passing three of the four pillars of its agenda in just five days. In addition to the

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