Increased Penalties Proposed for Attacking Illinois DCFS Workers Following Murders

Increased Penalties Proposed for Attacking Illinois DCFS Workers Following Murders

(IOCI RADIO ) – The deaths of two Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) investigators are prompting new legislation.

The measure would increase the penalties for attacking a DCFS worker. A similar laws already applies to police officers, firefighters and other first responders.

Sen. Doris Turner of Springfield said “something needs to be done” after the brutal murders of Pamela Knight in 2017 and Deidre Silas last week.

Gov. J.B. Pritzker issued a statement expressing his support of the measure.

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