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Governor signs bill into law that aims to combat the rise in organized retail crime in Illinois

Gov. JB Pritzker on Friday signed a bill into law that aims to combat the rise in organized retail crime in Illinois and disrupt criminal enterprises. “This new law represents another important step to fight crime and advance public safety in Illinois,” Pritzker said. “This is how we protect store workers and customers, prevent militarized […]

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Lawmakers pass bill that aims to combat the rise in organized retail crime in Illinois

The Illinois House and Senate passed a bill Saturday that aims to combat the rise in organized retail crime and disrupt criminal enterprises, the attorney general said. Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul said he initiated House Bill 1091 to address organized retail crime in partnership with the Illinois Retail Merchants Association. The legislation closes gaps […]

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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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Bill passes Illinois General Assembly that will ban sex offenders from working at amusement parks, state fair

A bill has passed the Illinois General Assembly that would ban sex offenders from working at carnivals, amusement parks and the state fair in Illinois. The soon-to-be law was co-sponsored by State Representative Tom Weber (R-Lake Villa). Last year, the Illinois State Fair severed its deal with Miller Spectacular Shows, which was in the first […]

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Illinois legislators pass changes allowing employers to fire workers who refuse COVID-19 vaccine, testing

(The Center Square) – The Illinois General Assembly passed changes on Thursday to the Health Care Right of Conscience Act which will allow employers to fire workers who refuse COVID-19 mandates. The Health Care Right of Conscience Act that has been in Illinois state statute for decades prohibits discrimination against anyone for objecting to a […]

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Illinois Senate passes bill to prohibit jails in the state from housing ICE detainees

The Illinois Senate has advanced a bill to prohibit jails in Illinois from housing ICE detainees and severely limit local law enforcement from working with federal immigration agents. Senate Bill 667 — which is being called the “Illinois Way Forward Act” — was passed 36-19 on Friday. The bill says that no law enforcement agency […]