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Proposed bill would require court to automatically notify victims of upcoming court dates in Lake County

A state senator has introduced a bill that would create a pilot program to automatically notify victims and witnesses of upcoming court dates in Lake County. State Senator Julie Morrison (D-Lake Forest) introduced the measure at the request of Lake County State’s Attorney Eric Rinehart, according to the state’s attorney’s office. “We have an option […]

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Legislation targets ‘smash and grab’ theft rings to create crime of organized retail theft

(The Center Square) – An Illinois lawmaker has proposed legislation to combat smash and grab retail theft operations, which would create the crime of “organized retail theft” in the Illinois criminal statute. The issue is a problem in the Chicago area where Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot said something has to be done. “We’ve got to […]