"Bill to keep pregnant women out of jail while they await trial reaches governor's desk"

"“This is commonsense and compassionate public policy, and I hope that (Rauner) signs it quickly,” said state Rep. Kelly Cassidy, who sponsored the bill. “I go back to contemplating the birth stories for these children and that we have the opportunity to impact those kids’ lives. ... It’s worth it.”

Source: Chicago Tribune

Lea Negron