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Restore Justice Applauds Illinois Legislative Black Caucus’ Criminal Law Omnibus Bill, Welcomes Inclusion of Felony-Murder Reform Restore Justice Illinois applauds the Illinois Legislative Black Caucus and its criminal law omnibus bill. We thank Illinois Senate Criminal Law Committee Chairman Elgie Sims (D-Chicago), Senator Robert Peters (D-Chicago),...

What is the impact of HB531? The bill is the first step to modernize our state’s criminal justice system by creating new opportunities for parole for young people facing extreme sentences. Illinois remains an outlier when it comes to parole: the state hasn't had...

MEDIA ALERT For more information: Jobi Cates, Restore Justice Illinois 773 318 0026 (mobile) House Sponsors: Majority Leader Barbara Flynn Currie (D), Representative Lindsay Parkhurst (R) Senate Sponsor: Senator Don Harmon  (D) HB531 passed the Illinois House 67 - 41 on November 28, 2018 after passing the Illinois State Senate 36 -...

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