Illinois Senate Votes Down Pritzker’s Pick For Prisoner Review Board
March 23, 2022 11:01AM CDT
The Illinois Senate is rejecting Governor Pritzker’s pick for the Illinois Prisoner Review Board. The Democratic-controlled Senate voted against confirming Jeffrey Mears’ nomination to the board, which decides whether prisoners should be released early on parole. The Chicago Tribune reports the decision follows concerns by some Democrats about whether Pritzker’s nominees are a suitable fit for the board.