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Legislation to increase penalties for spraying people with pesticides advances in Illinois statehouse

Legislation that increases the fines for spraying humans with pesticides has passed the Illinois Senate. First introduced in 2021, this is the first time the legislation passed a statehouse chamber. The push for higher fines came in the wake of two 2019 incidents involving the same crew of farmworkers. On two separate occasions that summer, […]