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Spanish Daily Journal
     March 18, 2019      #50-77 sdj 0
 
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David Giukliani: Victims should get paid first

One of the priorities of the criminal justice system is to seek justice for victims.

In one way, the system veers away from the mission.

The other day, Kankakee County Circuit Clerk Sandra Cianci told county board members that she feared a bill in Springfield that would require offenders to pay restitution before fees and fines.

Restitution is a fancy word for a victim getting back what a criminal stole.

Now, criminals must pay fines and fees before restitution, Cianci said.

Reversing that ...

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