CHICAGO (CBS) — Illinois is creating a new commission to help wipe out a backlog of unprocessed DNA evidence.
A new measure was just signed into law creating a state forensic science commission.READ MORE: Eviction Moratorium: What Happens To Renters When The CDC Ban Expires?
The measure was sponsored by State Sen. Patricia Van Pelt and State Rep. Lakesia Collins.READ MORE: Jewel-Osco Store Reopens In Auburn-Gresham, With Space For South Shore Drill Team To Practice
The goal is to improve coordination between police departments and forensic scientists to get DNA evidence processed and help solve crimes.MORE NEWS: Chicago School Board To Discuss 2022 Budget Proposal Wednesday; Teachers Union Demands Redo To Help Students With Trauma
As of December the backlog had been cut in half, but thousands of cases still remain open.