Springfield, Illinois (April 11, 2019) — Marsy’s Law for Illinois, in honor of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week (April 7-13) has named seven individuals as Victims’ Rights Champions. Each honoree has played an integral role in either the passage of Marsy’s Law (formally called the Illinois Crime Victims' Bill of Rights) or the ongoing effort to fully implement Marsy’s Law.
Springfield — Attorney General Lisa Madigan highlighted a new state law that will protect the rights of survivors of crime, and ensure they can be heard in court. House Bill 1121, sponsored by Rep. Lou Lang (D-Skokie) and Senate President John Cullerton (D Chicago), was passed by the General Assembly nearly unanimously and signed into law Aug. 20.
SPRINGFIELD - Crime victims' rights advocates applaud Gov. Bruce Rauner today as he signed HB 1121; the law became effective immediately upon his signature. This is the implementation bill for the Crime Victims' Bill of Rights constitutional amendment, also known as Marsy's Law for Illinois. This constitutional amendment was a ballot measure in November 2014 that received an astounding 78 percent approval from Illinois voters.
Last November, Illinois voters recognized the significance in passing the Crime Victims’ Bill of Rights constitutional amendment, also known as Marsy’s Law for Illinois. The ballot measure received 2.7 million votes, making it the highest vote total of any question or candidate on the ballot.
Springfield, Ill • Family members of murder victims arrived in Springfield today to support a change to the Illinois Constitution, which would further protect the rights of crime victims and their families.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- The Illinois Senate today approved a proposed amendment to the Illinois Constitution — Marsy's Law for Illinois — that would expand and enforce the right of victims and their families to participate more fully in criminal justice proceedings. Crime victims, their families and other victims' rights advocates hailed the approval as a historic moment.
Illinois Observes National Crime Victims' Rights Week as General Assembly Considers Constitutional Amendment to Enforce Crime Victim Rights
CHICAGO -- Victims of violent crimes and their families will take part in events across Illinois during National Crime Victims' Rights Week, April 22-28, to advocate for more effective and enforceable rights.
Illinois Crime Victims and Advocates Urge Approval of Constitutional Amendment to Enforce Crime Victims' Rights
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- Crime victims, their families and other advocates for stronger, enforceable victims' rights today urged the Illinois Senate Executive Committee to approve a proposed amendment to the Illinois Constitution — Marsy's Law for Illinois — that would expand and enforce the right of victims and their families to participate more fully in criminal justice proceedings.