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Illinois House passes modifications to heavily debated criminal justice reform ‘SAFE-T Act’

(The Center Square) – The Illinois House passed follow-up legislation to the SAFE-T Act which will allow defendants on electronic monitoring to be able to have periods of “free movement.” The Safety, Accountability, Fairness, and Equity-Today, or SAFE-T, Act, was passed in the previous General Assembly in 2021. Democrats say it is a holistic approach […]

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Illinois lawmakers pass bill removing potential penalties for victims whose cars are stolen, hijacked

(The Center Square) – Members of the Illinois General Assembly passed legislation that provides protections for victims of carjackings who receive red light or speed camera tickets after their vehicle has been stolen. House Bill 3772 would remove any penalties like tickets from speed cameras or red light cameras that accrue after someone is a […]

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Lawmakers call for audit of Illinois DCFS due to child deaths, ongoing issues

Several lawmakers are calling for an audit of the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services as the department faces ongoing issues, including recent deaths of children under its care. State Reps. Tom Weber, R-Lake Villa, David Welter, R-Morris, and Chris Bos, R-Lake Zurich, discussed House Resolution 824 calling for action to be taken at […]