Keeping Illinoisans Safe

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Targeting Predators

Targeting Predators

For years, Illinois Democrats have led the effort to pass tough laws targeting dangerous sexual predators and ensuring those who continue to pose a danger to society remain behind bars. In response to recent reports, the Attorney General’s officeestablished a hotline (1-888-414-7678), staffed by trained professionals during business hours, for those who wish to report clergy abuse.

Reducing Gun Violence

Reducing Gun Violence

In communities across the state, too many are wounded or killed as a result of gun violence. While respecting Second Amendment rights, Democrats are pushing for common sense policies that will keep firearms out of the hands of those with a history of violence and that crack down on straw-purchasers and illegal trafficking from other states.

Clean Air and Water

Clean Air and Water

Enforcement of the state’s clean air and water laws dropped significantly during former Governor Rauner’s administration which appointed an energy industry lobbyist to head the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency. Democrats are committed to fighting for clean air and water for all the residents of Illinois.

Strong Consumer Protections

Strong Consumer Protections

Financial predators are constantly looking for ways to take advantage of Illinoisans. Illinois Democrats have fought for years to hold scammers and businesses that cheat their customers accountable. Illinois Democrats also targeted student loan companies for consumer fraud, enacting the Illinois Student Bill of Rights, requiring student loan servicers to be licensed by the state and to treat borrower fairly and truthfully.