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Feb 24, 2021

Illinois is ending bail to get out of jail

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Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker has signed criminal justice reform legislation that includes ending cash bail in 2023. Plus, changes to the Paycheck Protection Program intended to help smaller businesses owned by women and people of color. And, British regulators take a closer look at "buy now, pay later" shopping.

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Illinois is the first state to sign a law eliminating cash bail

Gov. J.B. Pritzker, a Democrat, has now signed criminal justice reform legislation that includes ending cash bail in 2023.
Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker, a Democrat, has now signed criminal justice reform legislation that includes the change, ending cash bail in 2023.
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New PPP plan aims to level playing field for smallest businesses

Feb 24, 2021
Smaller businesses owned by women and people of color often lack the banking relationships that larger companies have.
President Biden announced changes Monday to the Paycheck Protection Program aimed at helping smaller businesses owned by women and people of color to qualify for federal loans due to the economic impact that has been caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Nicole Childers Executive Producer
Victoria Craig Producer, BBC
Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC
Jonathan Frewin Producer, BBC
Daniel Shin Producer
Jay Siebold Engineer
Brian Allison Engineer
Alex Schroeder Digital producer
Meredith Garretson Producer
Erika Soderstrom Producer/Director