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Extending Juvenile Court Jurisdiction

Currently, if a person commits a crime in Illinois and is 17 years of age, he will face charges in adult court.  Starting next year, due to Public Act 95-1031, a 17-year-old offender who commits a misdemeanor will be prosecuted in juvenile court.  But, if the 17-year-old commits a felony, the State will still treat him as an adult.   This difference between misdemeanors and felonies may not last forever.   The new law also creates a task force that will “submit a report by January 1, 2010 to the General Assembly with recommendations on extending juvenile court jurisdiction to youth age 17 charged with felony offenses.”

Jeremy Richey


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