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Marsy’s Law for Illinois Names Victims’ Rights Champions

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.  

Madigan: Begin Statewide Implementation of Crime Victims' Rights Constitutional Amendment

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.

Crime victims' rights advocates thank Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner for signing House bill 1121

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.