New law helps pay funeral costs of Illinois children killed by gun violence
A new Illinois law will help pay funeral costs for children killed by gun violence.
CHICAGO - A new Illinois law will help pay funeral costs for children killed by gun violence.
The Funeral and Burial Assistance Act was inspired by 4-year-old Mychal Moultry Jr. He was shot and killed last year in the Woodlawn neighborhood. Mychal’s family could not afford a burial.
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A bill signed into law this week by Governor JB Pritzker creates a grant program through the Office of Violence Prevention, offering up to $10,000 for families who lose a child under 17 to gun violence.
Aid will be disbursed beginning July 1, 2023.