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On August 8, Ill. Governor Pat Quinn signed SB 1147, a bill preventing workers convicted of serious crimes from claiming workers’ compensation benefits for injuries resulting from those crimes.

The bill, sponsored by Sen. William Haine (D-Alton) and Rep. Dwight Kay (R-Glen Carbon), is effective immediately. Now, workers are unable to receive benefits or attorney fees for injuries sustained during a forcible felony, aggravated DUI, or reckless homicide.

 

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