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Illinois Secretary of State gives $21 million to law enforcement agencies to help combat carjackings, vehicle thefts

(The Center Square) – The Illinois Secretary of State is distributing millions of dollars to law enforcement agencies and task forces in Illinois in an effort to combat carjackings and car thefts. More than 1,600 armed carjackings were reported in Chicago last year, and although the problem is less severe downstate, carjackings have been occurring […]

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Armed gunmen commit 5 carjackings, attempted carjackings in Lake County Wednesday evening

A rash of five carjackings and attempted carjackings, including one that left a victim injured, were committed by armed gunmen in a matter of hours Wednesday evening in Lake County. The incidents occurred in Lindenhurst, Waukegan and Gurnee. The first occurred at the Waukegan Fruit Market, 951 South Lewis Avenue in Waukegan, around 6:15 p.m. […]

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New Illinois laws going into effect in January aim to address spike in carjackings, vehicle thefts

(The Center Square) – New laws are set to take effect in January that lawmakers say are aimed at addressing carjackings and car thefts in Illinois. California experienced the highest number of stolen vehicles overall in 2021, with more than 200,000 vehicles taken. The top five states for vehicular crime – California, Illinois, Florida, Colorado […]

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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 […]