Diversion program aims to placate bill’s critics
Update: A clarification was made to an additional comment from James B. Durkin in the 11th from last paragraph.A bill that passed the Illinois Senate last week aims to impose harsher sentencing on repeat gun offenders short of setting new mandatory minimums that judges must follow.The bill’s chief Senate sponsor said he’s now introducing a companion measure in hopes it can win over criminal justice reform …
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