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Illinois House Approves Registry To End Acid Attacks

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

HANNAH HESS, STLTODAY.COM | LINK TO ARTICLE<

The Illinois House unanimously approved a measure designed to prevent acid attacks, a violent crime that disfigures victims with a wash of caustic acid. Read More >>


Illinois Lawmaker Aims to End Acid Attacks with New Registry

Thursday, March 17, 2011

HANNAH HESS, STLTODAY.COM | LINK TO ARTICLE

Two glass containers full of sulfuric acid left 28-year-old Karli Butler "financially, emotionally and, you know, physically devastated," the Chicago resident told an Illinois House committee today. Butler testified on behalf of a bill that would require individuals buying products containing corrosive or caustic acid, like the materials used in her attack, to log their names on a registry.
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Comcast Newsmakers: Acid Attack Legislation Interview with Susana Mendoza

Tuesday, December 07, 2010

COMCAST NEWSMAKERS | LINK TO VIDEO

Esperanza Medina and Karli Butler became friends this summer, during the Acid Attack trial of two women who threw acid in Medina's face. Together, they have worked with Alderman Ed Burke and Rep. Susana Mendoza to make it harder for someone to use sulfuric acid as a weapon.
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FOX: Enact Tougher Laws on Acid Attacks

Monday, November 08, 2010
FOX CHICAGO | LINK TO VIDEO

Last week, two women were found guilty in an acid attack on Esperanza Medina . Now State Representative Susana Mendoza is fighting to make it harder to purchase acid and stricter penalties for such crimes. Rep. Mendoza joined us talk about her push for tougher legislation.

Mendoza also discussed her intention to run forCity Clerk.

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Acid Attack Aftermath

Monday, November 08, 2010

CYNTHIA DIZIKES, CHICAGO TRIBUNE | LINK TO ARTICLE

In a victory for both women's efforts to raise awareness about acid attacks, the City Council's Finance Committee recommended an ordinance that would increase the minimum fines tenfold -- to $500 from $50 -- for people found to be in possession of caustic substances, including sulfuric acid. The maximum fine would rise to $1,500 from $200.
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WGN: Acid Attack Victims Testify As Panel Recommends Ordinance

Monday, November 08, 2010

CYNTHIA DIZIKES, WGN | LINK TO ARTICLE

The City Council Finance Committee recommended an ordinance Monday that would increase the fines for people found to be in possession of caustic substances, including sulfuric acid.
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