Our view: Legislation limits special prosecutors
With the significant fiscal issues facing lawmakers this legislative session, bills that don’t deal with Medicaid reform, pension reform or other budgetary matters aren’t getting as much attention.
But many McHenry County residents will be pleased by a bill that sailed through both the Illinois House and Senate this month.
House Bill 4749, which establishes stricter guidelines for judges considering appointing special prosecutors when the state’s attorney cannot investigate a case, passed both chambers unanimously and is awaiting Gov. Pat Quinn’s signature.
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