Victims of sex crimes as a child will no longer have to worry about statutes of limitation in trying to get justice. Governor Bruce Rauner signed Senate Bill 189 into law earlier this month, eliminating statutes of limitations on child sex crimes. The bill received unanimous bi-partisan support.
Illinois’ 95th District House Representative Avery Bourne was a co-sponsor of the bill. She says eliminating the statutes give people the time to cope while still allowing justice to be served.
Bourne says this has been an issue the statehouse has been working on for a few years, but she is happy lawmakers finally got it right and received so much support.
Governor Rauner signed the bill on August 11, and it went into effect immediately.