Pritzker Signs Bills Aimed To Combat Carjackings

by Frank Conklin, The Chicago Times

SPRINGFIELD, IL — Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed a series of bills designed to combat the ever-rising level of carjackings and vehicle thefts.

According to the Governor’s Office, the bills target the use of key-fob-hacking, allocate $6.5 million in law enforcement grants, and waive fines and tickets accumulated on a stolen vehicle.

These laws will take effect on Jan. 1.