Statute of Limitations

  • Sen. Laura FineGLENVIEW – The statute of limitations on civil actions related to certain financial crimes will be changed from 5 years to 10 years under legislation sponsored by State Senator Laura Fine (D-Glenview) that was signed into law by Gov. JB Pritzker.

    “Some seniors may not realize they are victims of financial crimes until after the statute of limitations has expired,” Fine said. “This legislation will give seniors and other victims of these types of crimes ample time to seek justice.”

    Under House Bill 2287, the following crimes will have the statute of limitations raised to 10 years:

     

    • Theft of property exceeding $100,000 in value;
    • Identity theft;
    • Aggravated identity theft;
    • Financial exploitation of an elderly person or a person with a disability

    The legislation takes effect immediately.

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  • statute limitationsSPRINGFIELD- Illinois no longer would have time constraints on prosecuting alleged child sex offenders under legislation introduced by State Senator Scott Bennett (D-Champaign).

    The legislation was prompted by last week’s developments involving former Republican U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert, who admitted in court that he sexually abused teenage boys when he was a wrestling coach in Yorkville.

    “We shouldn’t reward people who are lucky enough to not get caught,” Bennett said.