Illinois Bill to Allow GPS Tracking on People with Restraining Orders

By: 23 Newsroom
By: 23 Newsroom

SPRINGFIELD (AP) -- A bill that would let law enforcement officials use GPS tracking on people with a restraining order is advancing in the Illinois Legislature.

Presently, state law only lets a judge order GPS monitoring after a suspect has violated an order of protection -- not before.

The legislation would let authorities monitor someone as soon as protective order is issued.

The bill was introduced by state Rep. Barbara Wheeler, a Crystal Lake Republican. She says she drafted the measure after the slaying of an Antioch woman who was killed by her ex-boyfriend even though she'd taken out an order of protection against the man.

The bill passed the House and now advances to the Senate.


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