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Costly Penalties: Changes to the Gun Bill Won't Come Cheap

WTVO/WQRF -- Harsher penalties for gun crimes won't come cheap.
WTVO/WQRF -- Harsher penalties for gun crimes won't come cheap.

Illinois prison officials say those proposed changes to the gun bill would cost the state over $500 million dollars over the next decade. That covers operation and construction costs.

Not only that, an already crowded prison system will get an estimated 25 hundred new prisoners.

The bill has stalled in the state house.
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