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Shaw Local New Network: Lawmaker tells Yorkville Chamber state crime law will backfire

YORKVILLE – The new Illinois public safety law taking effect next year will make things more difficult for police and is likely to produce a public backlash.

That was the assessment of state Rep. David Welter, R-Morris, who called the legislation “The Criminal’s Bill of Rights.”

Welter was the featured speaker at the Yorkville Area Chamber of Commerce monthly luncheon May 10 at Kennedy Pointe Restaurant & Pub.

The wide-ranging legislation will institute a cashless bail system taking effect on Jan. 1, 2023.

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