(IOCI RADIO) – House and Senate Democrats are unveiling a plan to reduce crime in Illinois.
The proposal takes a broad, community-based approach, as opposed to “just being tough on crime,” according to Rep. Jehan Gordon-Booth or Peoria.
She lost her son in 2014 to gun violence and noted the importance of making it easier for witnesses to come forward.
The plan would expand victim and witness services and creates a grant program to set up tip lines where people can come forward anonymously. It also funds local efforts such as after-school programs and early childhood learning.