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Jake Krez

Breaking It Down: What Is the Truth Behind SAFE-T Act

Last week, Orland Park mayor Keith Pekau got his 15 minutes of fame after a presentation he gave at the Chicago suburbs town hall went viral on social media. In the video, Pekau, while backed by sound effects from the movie, The Purge, detailed a grim future for the state of Illinois after the signing of The Safe-T Act by Governor Jay Pritzker which goes into affect Jan. 1, 2023. While his words and added theatrics served its purpose by exciting headline-grazing folks all over the country, one thing is particularly important: he was wrong.... More...

Jake Krez


A 27-year-old writer/publicist/media hired hand from Chicago, Il who came up writing for the Chicago Sun Times where he helped break artists like Chance The Rapper, Vic Mensa, Kids These Days and many more. Since then Jake has written for the likes of XXL, Complex, Noisey, New City, Billboard, DJBooth and many others while staying up to date on all things Chicago music and beyond.