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Illinois needs Jessica's Law to protect children

Baby killer gets 30 years for a crime he never should have been free to commit. Jessica's Law would have saved that little girl's life. Had that pervert been put in prison for his first offense, he would have been locked up and that little girl would still be alive.

Some years ago I asked a local senator why Jessica's Law wasn't in Illinois. He told me he had a law that would work the same as Jessica's Law, Same old lip service as usual politicians give. Which goes to prove the only time you can tell a politician is lying is when his lips are moving. He and all other politicians in Springfield are just as guilty as the pervert that murdered that baby.

People, we need to take a hard look at our state and clean the Springfield Swamp. If people think free money and welfare are worth more than a child's life, we are in one of the sorriest states in the nation. All Illinois knows is tax, spend and lie.

Somebody should have the guts to get Jessica's Law in Illinois to save the lives of our children. Abuse is abuse, if victims live or die, it's the same thing to them.

For the life of me, I can't see how Illinois politicians can sleep at night with the death of children hanging over their heads.

Jimmie C. Austin

Dixon

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