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State Senator Patricia Van Pelt
5th Legislative District
With nearly 50 businesses committing to attend, small companies and corporations from across Chicagoland turned out for an April 24th small business fair hosted by State Senator Patricia Van Pelt, Central Management Services and other legislators. Assembling at Malcolm X College, an audience composed of area business leaders and entrepreneurs was treated to informative sessions explaining the state, county and city contract certification processes.
Van Pelt legislation requires government to reimburse those found innocent after prior conviction
People found wrongfully accused will no longer be liable for costs or fees incurred while in custody, and the innocent who have already paid these costs will be entitled to a refund, thanks in part to State Senator Patricia Van Pelt (D – Chicago).
“People who are wrongfully convicted lose priceless time with family and friends, as well as job opportunities,” said Sen. Van Pelt. “The least we can do is not charge them for their undeserved time behind bars. Charging fees to the wrongfully accused is unjustifiable.”
Procrastinating car owners could breathe a small sigh of relief under legislation that state Senator Patricia Van Pelt guided through the Illinois Senate on Tuesday. The new law would allow drivers to temporarily stay on the road without a current registration sticker provided the driver has a receipt proving that he or she registered the vehicle before the previous registration’s expiration date.
Those who wait to renew their registration through CyberService or the mail until the last days leading up to the expiration of their current registration will now be provided a way to avoid being issued a ticket for driving that vehicle if the sticker doesn’t arrive in time.
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