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Money seized from drug crimes can now be put toward Illinois education programs

SPRINGFIELD — A proposal to take money from drug-related crimes and put it to good use in the community is now law.

State Sen. Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant, D-Shorewood, sponsored the legislation, Senate Bill 212.

Under the new law, money taken from drug-related crimes may be used for public education programs in schools and in the community. These programs will focus on preventing students and others from abusing drugs and alcohol.

“When drug money is seized by law enforcement, it should be used for good purposes,” Bertino-Tarrant said. “These dollars can help educate our students on the problems associated with abusing drugs and alcohol.”

— From the Illinois Business Journal

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