Gov. Bruce Rauner (R-IL) extends how long families have to report violent crimes.
He signed Molly’s Law Tuesday. The law, named after Molly Young, an SIU student who was found dead inside a Carbondale apartment in 2012, allows more time for a victim’s family to file a wrongful death lawsuit where the act is intentional and violent.
The measure also penalizes public bodies $100,000 per day if they don’t comply with a court order following a Freedom of Information Act request.
The law goes into effect immediately.