Commit a crime, help the prom. The Illinois House has passed a bill allowing high school after-prom activities to receive some of the money collected from fines when the sentence is supervision -- a non-reporting form of probation. “In an appropriate circumstance a judge would have the ability to allot an amount to an after-prom activity,” said the sponsor, State Rep. Jil Tracy (R-Quincy).
State Rep. Jack Franks (D-Marengo) voted against the bill. “I’m just wondering if that should be our public policy. To (have) fine dollars used to pay for a party when they could be used to pay for evidentiary issues or ... DARE programs,” Franks said. HB 1919 passed the House.