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‘Stephanie’s Law’ would expand state’s sex offender registry list

‘Stephanie’s Law’ would expand state’s sex offender registry list

Illinois has nearly 29,000 registered sex offenders living in Illinois, but that number could increase with the passage of proposed legislation in Springfield. Of the more than 30 offenses requiring someone to register in Illinois, sexual battery is not one of them. Legislation proposed by two state lawmakers, however, would change that. Judges would be […]

Rauner, lawmakers announce overhaul of criminal justice system

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Rauner, lawmakers announce overhaul of criminal justice system

  SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Bruce Rauner and state legislators announced March 2 a bipartisan effort to reform the Illinois criminal justice system. Three proposed bills address electronic monitoring, judicial sentencing and ID cards for ex-offenders. State Sen. Kwame Raoul (D-Chicago), along with state Rep. Elgie Sims (D-Chicago), sponsored Senate Bill 3294, which expands the use […]

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