Terms Used In Illinois Compiled Statutes 725 ILCS 225/17

  • Bail: Security given for the release of a criminal defendant or witness from legal custody (usually in the form of money) to secure his/her appearance on the day and time appointed.
     If the accused is not arrested under warrant of the Governor by the expiration of the time specified in the warrant or bond, a judge may discharge him or may recommit him for a further period not to exceed 60 days, or a judge may again take bail for his appearance and surrender, as provided in Section 16 but within a period not to exceed 60 days after the date of such new bond.