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Lawmakers moved to ease the burden or fears of reporting of sexual assault in Illinois. 

Rep. Emily McCasey, a Democrat from Lockport, says this may allow for more of them to be reported.



An approved bill will require first responders and 911 operators to go through victim sensitivity training. In addition, victims’ will also be allowed to wait up to 5 years to give consent to have police test any evidence collected during a sex assault investigation.

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