Bill Allowing GPS Tracking of People with Restraining Orders Moves Forward

The Illinois legislature is moving forward with a bill that would allow for GPS tracking of people who have a restraining order against them.

At present, a judge can order GPS tracking of a suspect only after he or she has violated an order of protection.  The new bill would also for tracking immediately after an order is issued.

State Representative Barbara Wheeler introduced the bill after an Antioch woman was killed by her ex-boyfriend despite having a restraining order against him. The bill passed the House and now moves forward to the Senate.