First Step Act Criminal Justice System Making Progress, But There's More Work To Do By Dana Vollmer • Oct 9, 2019 Dana Vollmer / WCBU State and federal lawmakers are celebrating the relative success of recent criminal justice reforms. But they admit there’s still a long way to go. Senior U.S. Senators Gauge Criminal Justice Reform At Illinois Prison By Chase Cavanaugh • Oct 9, 2019 Chase Cavanaugh / WNIJ Two senior U.S. Senators toured a federal prison in northwestern Illinois Tuesday.