Victim protection –  The Illinois Senate approved a bill Thursday which would extend the statute of limitations on adult sexual assault charges to a full year after the sexual assault is discovered by the victim. Sen. Jill Tracy (R-Quincy) said SB2271 came about after a woman who was drugged later discovered video evidence that her assailant had sexually assaulted her while she was unconscious. Tracy said a loophole in the current statute of limitations left the woman unable to press charges. The bill cleared the chamber 50-0 and now moves to the House.

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