KANKAKEE — Kankakee County State’s Attorney Jim Rowe filed a civil lawsuit against the State of Illinois asking that HB3653, the “SAFE-T Act,” be declared unconstitutional.

He filed the lawsuit Friday in Kankakee County Circuit Court.

In a news release, Rowe said the lawsuit is filed on behalf of the People of the State of Illinois in his capacity as state’s attorney, and on behalf of Kankakee County Sheriff Mike Downey.

Jeff Bonty is a reporter for The Daily Journal. He can be reached at jbonty@daily-journal.com and 815-937-3366.


Jeff Bonty has worked for The Daily Journal since September 1986, starting in the sports department before moving to news reporting in 2002. He's a native of Indiana and graduate of Purdue University. His email is jbonty@daily-journal.com.

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