Right to a Speedy Trial Is an Illusion for Some Illinois Defendants

Illinois Times | August 19, 2004
Although the Constitution guarantees the right to a speedy trial, defendants in Cook County wait, on average, more than six months, and some in Sangamon County remain in jail two years or longer awaiting their turn in court.

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