Missouri State Senator Says No Rush on Criminal Code OverhaulThe bill, sponsored by Sen. Jolie Justus, D-Jackson County, lessens the penalties assigned to non-violent criminals.
Illinois Eyes Change To Sexual Abuse LitigationThe bill would remove the statute of limitations – currently 20 years – for civil cases alleging child sexual abuse.
Illinois Senators Lead Legislative Fight On 'Straw Purchases'The bill, sponsored by U.S. Sens. Dick Durbin and Mark S. Kirk threatens up to a 15-year prison sentence for those who illegally purchase a gun for someone.

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