News

Education Could Equal Less Probation Time

Education Could Equal Less Probation Time

Photo: Newsradio WTAX

Legislation that would decrease a criminal’s time on probation if they pursued further education is moving through the Illinois Legislature.

The Senate passed the proposal with a 47-0 vote on Monday. The measure would offer an offender time credits for attaining higher levels of education.

Offenders receiving a high school diploma or GED would take three months off their probation. Those receiving an associate’s degree or vocational certificate would take four months off their probation. Those receiving a bachelor’s degree would take six months off their probation.

Under the proposal, an offender would lose their education credits if they violated probation conditions.

State Sen. Bill Haine is sponsoring the measure. The Alton Democrat says it will encourage offenders to get an education.

 

Recent Headlines

in Local

Chicago Lawyer Named to Monitor IDOT Hiring

Noelle Brennan

Noelle Brennan appointed to monitor hiring practices at IDOT.

in Local

Illinois Quarantine for Those Who Touched Ebola Patients

Quarantine

IDPH calls for 21 day quarantine for those exposed to Ebola virus.

in Local

Illinois GOP Unhappy About Counting of Absentee Ballots

voter

State GOP alleges law is not being followed in counting of absentee ballots.

in Local

Jacksonville Police Have “Person of Interest” in Shooting, No One in Custody

gun

Jacksonville Police say they have someone they want to interview in a shooting death from Friday morning.

in Local

Next Generation of Business Leaders Learn From an Internet Pro

computer

Dozens of area high school students spent their morning with a top executive in the social media world