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“Julie’s” Law Goes Into Effect Monday
“Julie’s” Law Goes Into Effect Monday

If she were alive today, Julie Gorczynski of Frankfort may have completed two years of college. Instead, her name is on a new law punishing speeders such as the one who caused the crash that killed her a week after her high school graduation in 2011.

Julie’s Law,” which takes effect Monday, forbids Illinois judges from sentencing a speeder to court supervision – a non-reporting form of probation in which the offense disappears from one’s record – if the driver is going 31 mph over the speed limit in a rural area or 25 mph over the speed limit in an urban area.

What you do with what happens can make a positive difference in the world,” says Julie’s mother, Pam Gorczynski. “I would not want another mother, or a father, brother, or sister, to go through this.”