Illinois lawmakers deal with police reform, ghost guns in closing 7 days

Rep. Anne Stava-Murray, D-Naperville, front, and Rep. Maura Hirschauer, D-Batavia, hold up signs from Crime Survivors for Safety and Justice during debate on the House floor on Friday. [Thomas J. Turney/The State Journal-Register]

Democrats at the Illinois Capitol have used the earlier several months seeking to put jointly a bundle of costs relating to policing and criminal offense in the point out. 

The set of expenses involves a selection of actions which immediate more cash to law enforcement departments, adjusts the felony code and tweaks present law about community security. 

“We passed a public protection deal that addresses very true fears in our communities while also focusing on the root results in of violence,” stated Dwelling Speaker Emanuel “Chris” Welch, D-Hillside, in his very last text during the legislature’s spring session. “We experienced to deal with it holistically. That is what we did listed here this session.” 

The bills, all of which had been formally introduced by Democrats, had close to-unanimous support from the state’s the greater part bash and had various levels of acquire-in from Republicans.