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JUVENILE REFORM ACT GETS EDGAR BACKING GOAL IS TO TOUGHEN TEEN PUNISHMENT
[NORTH SPORTS FINAL Edition]
Chicago Tribune - Chicago, Ill.
Subjects: Criminal sentences; Juvenile delinquency; Legislation; Crime prevention
Author: Parsons, Christi
Date: Apr 25, 1998
Start Page: 5
Section: NEWS
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Gov. Jim Edgar on Friday gave conditional approval to a bill that would stiffen penalties for some juvenile convicts and place new emphasis on preventing future crimes by others.

Edgar did call for some changes in the proposed Juvenile Justice Reform Act that would urge justices to consider the best interests of the minors and their prospects for rehabilitation when handing down sentences.

But overall, authors of the bill said the governor's proposed amendments are not major, and they predicted the legislature will adopt them and enact a revised bill later this spring.

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