The Cook County State's Attorney's Office has a new policy concerning retail thefts.Go ahead and walk out of the store w/ a couple of 4K tv's. It's only a misdemeanor now (and probably pled down to double secret probation).
Felony Review will not be approving felony charges unless the property in question is valued over $1000.
However, if felony charges are based upon the offender's prior criminal history, then charges will not be approved unless the offender has ten or more prior felony convictions.
I'm sure this is going to work out just wonderfully.
H/T to SCC