Category Archives: Legislation

House votes to treat most 17-year-old felons as juveniles

Illinois is raising its adult age for most criminals to 18 from 17. While I am mostly okay with this, while having mixed feelings, it does appear that the worst most violent felons can still be tried as adults at … Continue reading

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QC woman helped fight for IL Murder Registry

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Bill Status of HJRCA0029 97th General Assembly/ CRIME VICTIMS RIGHTS

http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/BillStatus_pf.asp?DocNum=0029&DocTypeID=HJRCA&LegID=61267&GAID=11&SessionID=84&GA=97 Bill Status of HJRCA0029 97th General Assembly Short Description: CRIME VICTIMS RIGHTS House Sponsors Rep. Lou Lang – Deborah Mell – Lisa M. Dugan – Dennis M. Reboletti – Randy Ramey, Jr., Jim Sacia, Robyn Gabel, Karen A. Yarbrough, … Continue reading

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Rebuttal to Criminal advocates groups.

Alliance of criminal justice reform organizations including the Shriver Center on Poverty Law, the Uptown People’s Law Center, and Tamms Yen Year project have problems dealing with reality of violent crime in Illinois. Currently, the Illinois Department of Corrections prison … Continue reading

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Legislative Update

The SHS Support for Homicide Survivors has given support to the 2011 legislative session. Please contact your local legislators to support or contact SHS for additional information. SB2151 – CRIM CD-JUVENILE DELINQUENT Senate Sponsor: Sen. John J. Millner Synopsis As … Continue reading

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Think Preventive – Life Is Precious

Why? Shouldn’t law like medicine reflect reality and “First, do no harm”to the victims? NAMES OF MURDER VICTIMS Unsolved Murder Vicitm: Lacey Claire Gaines, Solved Murder Vicitms: Victoria Larson, Det Mike Mayborne, Jenny Crompton 2 Criminal and victim rights hang … Continue reading

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A Parent’s Story – by Vicki Crompton-Tetter

Jenny. An ordinary kid, from an ordinary family. Yet an extraordinary event changed our lives completely, and forever. Mark. He appeared on our doorstep on evening in October 1985. With a charming smile he asked, “Is Jenny home””. My first … Continue reading

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From the Desk of the Executive Director

The first thing I want to do as Ex. Dir. of SHS is to thank everyone for their support for SHS, Terry Mayborne and me. The idea to start a new organization at my age entered into my thoughts, but … Continue reading

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Letter to 97th General Assembly (Concerning HB 0098 Carry Conceal Correctional Officers)

Distinguished Members of the 97th General Assembly, I would like to take this opportunity to advise each of you that in 2010 the state of Illinois lost 10 officers due to in the line of duty deaths making Illinois equal … Continue reading

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House Bill: H.R. 3153 [110th]: Death Penalty for Cop Killers Act of 2007

http://www.causes.com/causes/443593-house-bill-h-r-3153-110th-death-penalty-for-cop-killers-act-of-2007/about?m=0ed3f498 In 2007 H.R. 3153: Death Penalty for Cop Killers Act of 2007 was introduced. This Bill was going to amend title 18, United States Code, to provide to make the killing of a law enforcement officer an aggravating factor … Continue reading

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