Illinois’ cashless bond starts next month. McHenry County attorneys, judges and police weigh in

A main concern among those who attended a SAFE-T Act meeting this week seems to be ‘tight timelines’

McHenry County Chief Judge Michael Chmiel as talks about how cashless bail is going to be implemented during a McHenry County Bar Association on Tuesday Aug. 29, 2023, at the McHenry County Sheriff's Office.

There is some uneasiness in law enforcement ... It’s a learning curve.”

—  McHenry County Sheriff Robb Tadelman, speaking about the new Pretrial Fairness Act