Former Illinois Congressman Mel Reynolds will be released from jail on electronic monitoring pending his trial in September on tax evasion charges, a federal judge ruled Thursday.
Reynolds was taken into custody in April after taking a trip to South Africa, which violated the conditions of his bond.
He will be released from the Kankakee County Jail and reside in Monee on electronic monitoring before his trial date. The agreement approved Thursday also requires Reynolds to abide by a 9 p.m. to 7 a.m. curfew.
Reynolds has been charged with four counts of failing to file a tax return.