Illinois Representative La Shawn Ford introduces bill to crack down on illegal street racing

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Thursday, September 1, 2022
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State Representative La Shawn Ford wants to put an end to illegal dangerous street racing in Chicago.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- State Representative La Shawn Ford wants to put an end to illegal dangerous street racing in Chicago.

He introduced a proposal Wednesday to expand the state's mob action laws to include street racing and other racing stunts.

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The bill would enable prosecutors to charge suspects with a class four felony.

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Street takeovers have become a trend on social media drawing large crowds.