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Illinois Criminal Law

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Illinois Lawmakers Send Good Samaritan Drug Overdose Bill to Gov. Pat Quinn

(Chicago, IL) – December 1, 2011. What is one of the most important steps that could be taken to save the life of teenager in the throes of a drug overdose? Telephone for medical help. Continue reading »

New Law Gives Illinois Sex Trafficking Victims Way Out of Prostitution Conviction

(Chicago, IL) – August 8, 2011. Illinois has a new law that aims to help victims of sex trafficking who have been charged with prostitution by opening a legal route to remove the convictions through a court. “Victims deserve a chance to clear their records and rebuild their lives,” said Governor Pat Quinn, who signed … Continue reading »

State Rep. Susana Mendoza Wins House Panel OK for Bill Targeting Illinois Sex Offender DNA

(Springfield, IL) – March 11, 2011. An Illinois House panel yesterday approved legislation that would further harness the power of DNA to target criminal sex offenders and other criminals by expanding required specimen submissions to the Illinois state police. Continue reading »

Illinois Legislature: Rep Carol Sente Wins House Approval, 90-16, to Ban Child Sex Offender Employment at “Fairs”; Conservatives, Liberals Oppose

(Springfield, IL) – February 18, 2010. The Illinois House yesterday overwhelming approved legislation that would ban child sex offenders from working at local municipal fairs. The bill, House Bill 4675, sponsored by State Rep. Carol Sente (D-Vernon Hills), zoomed through the House, 90-16-6, with bipartisan support. However, the opposition, tiny as it was, was bipartisan, … Continue reading »

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