A new law inspired by the murder of a Batavia teenager will set up a registry of convicted murderers starting New Year’s Day.
Those convicted of first-degree murder will have to register with a public searchable database if a bill moving through the Illinois General Assembly becomes law.
Some convicted murderers in Illinois could have to register like sex offenders, if a state proposal becomes law.
A newly-filed bill would create a registry specifically for those convicted of first degree murder before so-called “truth in sentencing” laws took effect.
After serving 12 years for the murder of his ex-girlfriend, Justin Boulay is slated to be released from prison. His victim’s friends and family are outraged.
Many didn’t know the victim. But they feel moved by her story. Now, Andrea Will’s killer is to go free Tuesday after serving 12 years of a 24-year sentence.
Despite efforts by a Honolulu prosecutor, an Illinois man convicted of killing an Eastern Illinois University student in 1998 will be allowed to move to Hawaii after he’s released on parole Tuesday.