Chief Judge Tim Evans defended judges’ discretion when setting bail at his budget hearing Monday, saying that while his office has embraced the use of a “cutting edge” assessment tool that has helped reduce the jail population from 10,000 to about 7,500 since President Toni Preckwinkle took office, he will continue to advocate for letting judges have the final say. 

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