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The State Journal-Register

Guest Column: Moving ahead on criminal justice reform

We were heartened to see Gov. Bruce Rauner push forward changes in the flawed criminal justice system in Illinois. That system rounded up and locked up of a generation of young offenders, however minor the offense, and then locked them out of jobs and opportunities once they were free.

Michael Solberg and Amy Ayala: System works against the mentally ill in Illinois' prisons, jails

One of the many sayings of the late Mayor Richard J. Daley went something like this: "It is easy to criticize, to find fault. But where are your programs? Where are your ideas?"