05312017CM0245 mVictims of certain child sex crimes may soon have more time to bring their perpetrators to justice under a bill sponsored by State Senator John G. Mulroe. Senate Bill 1824 allows victims of child sex crimes who are under the age of 18 at the time of the offense to prosecute their case within 25 years of turning 18.

“It can take a long time for an individual to process what happened in cases of child sex crimes, and victims deserve ample time to decide if they want to press charges,” Mulroe said. “Abusers should be held accountable for their actions when a victim feels ready.”

This legislation extends to victims of involuntary servitude, involuntary sexual servitude of a minor and trafficking in persons.

The bill passed both chambers and will be sent to the governor for his approval.

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State Senator John G. Mulroe (D-Chicago) issued the following statement on the Illinois Senate’s vote today to freeze property taxes:

Senator Mulroe on the Senate floorToday, I voted to provide much-needed relief to Illinois taxpayers by supporting a measure to freeze property taxes for two years.

Illinois residents pay some of the highest property taxes in the country. I have heard from many of my constituents who are frustrated with what seems like an ever-increasing property tax bill. This legislation will provide some relief for Illinois residents by freezing property taxes for two years.

As with many issues in Springfield, we still have more work to do to extend this tax break to Chicago residents.


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Senator Mulroe presents legislation on the Senate floorState Senator John G. Mulroe (D-Chicago) advanced legislation to support condominium owners’ rights in the event of the sale of their building. Under Mulroe’s plan, a higher percentage of condominium owners would need to vote to sell the property for the deal to be approved.

“This legislation is an important step to ensure that the decision to sell a condominium property is truly the choice of the majority of residents,” Mulroe said. “This plan will provide greater protection for condo owners, especially in large buildings, against a forced sale.”

House Bill 2401 requires 75 percent of owners to vote to sell a property if it contains between four and six units and 85 percent of owners to vote to sell a property that contains seven or more units. Under current law, two-thirds of property owners must approve a sale of a property that contains up to three units and 75 percent of owners must approve the sale of a property that contains four or more units. The bill also clarifies that classes of membership, such as resident-owner, refer only to voting and not to other agreements that may distinguish owners.

This legislation passed the Senate without opposition. It now returns to the House for approval of Senate changes before it can advance to the governor’s desk.

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The Chicago Police Department is looking to hire nearly 1,000 police officers as a part of Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s public safety reform. The application period is now open, and I encourage all who are interested to apply by Jan. 31 to take the police entry exam.

The application is free and can be completed on a smart phone, computer or with the help of navigators at libraries and workforce centers across the city. The police entry exam will be given in early April. Applicants must be at least 18 years old.

The Chicago Police Department will host several events in January throughout the city during which police officers and human resources staff will be available to answer questions and assist applicants. The first event is Saturday, Jan. 7 from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. at 1000 E. 87th St. The subsequent events are listed below.

In addition, there will be two Training Academy open houses on Jan. 14 and Jan. 28, and staff are available to answer questions about the application on social media on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

To learn more about these opportunities and to apply, click here.

Upcoming Chicago Police Department recruitment events

WVON - New Year, New Career!WVON Legacy Room CPD Recruitment Event
Saturday, Jan. 7
11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
1000 E. 87th St.

Lakeview recruitment event        
Wednesday, Jan. 11
1 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted St.
Training Academy open house
Saturday, Jan. 14
10:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
1300 W. Jackson Blvd.
Austin recruitment event
Monday, Jan. 16
Noon -  4 p.m.
By The Hand Club, 415 N. Laramie St.
Training Academy open house
Saturday, Jan. 28
10:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
1300 W. Jackson Blvd.

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