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Daily Journal
     December 26, 2019      #34-360 KDJ
Mason Knorr

Mason's Law closes loophole in existing law that

Daily Journal staff report

The death of an Iroquois County man was the catalyst for changes to state law.

Illinois lawmakers passed a bill the closed a loophole allowing negligent drivers who fail to yield the right-of-way and cause serious injuries to receive only a fine, said State Rep. Lindsay Parkhurst, R-Kankakee.

Known as Mason’s Law, the law goes into effect on Jan. 1, 2020, along with more than 250 other new laws. Mason Knorr was killed as the result of an August 2018 crash on Lehigh Road when a semi-tractor trailer ran a stop sign and crashed into his ...

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