Ill. Republicans push new laws to deter gang violence - Dallas News |

Ill. Republicans push new laws to deter gang violence

Posted: Updated:
CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) -

Illinois Republicans are pushing some new laws to protect children from gang violence.

They're calling it the "protect our children" initiative, which includes a bill to increase penalties for gang-related gun crimes and requires gang members caught with a gun to serve their time in prison without probation.

The package also makes it a felony to try to recruit anyone to join a gang and calls for more money for officials to screen for mental health problems among people trying to buy guns.

Follow Us!

Share Your Photos & Video

Powered by WorldNow

400 N. Griffin Street
Dallas, Texas 75202

Main Station Directory:
(214) 720-4444
News Fax:
(214) 720-3263 or (214) 720-3333

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices