Governor Bruce Rauner signs Illinois House Bill 5513 into Law

Governor Bruce Rauner will sign Illinois House Bill 5513 into Law benefitting the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation.

HB 5513 amends the Illinois Lottery Law to include the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation in a scratch-off Illinois Lottery game which benefits Illinois police memorials.

Chicago -
This morning at Gold Star Families Memorial & Park a bill signing ceremony will take place wherein Governor Bruce Rauner will sign Illinois House Bill 5513 into Law. HB 5513 amends the Illinois Lottery Law to include the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation in a scratch-off Illinois Lottery game which benefits Illinois police memorials.

HB 5513 states that the net revenue from that game shall be divided equally for distribution into the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation, the Police Memorial Committee Fund, and the Illinois State Police Memorial Fund. The funds shall be used for building and maintaining memorials and parks; holding annual memorial commemorations; giving scholarships to children of officers killed or catastrophically injured in the line of duty, providing for the replacement of protective vests; and providing financial assistance to police officers and their families when an officer is killed or catastrophically injured in the line of duty. 

"We are excited to have the State of Illinois supporting our men and women in blue by passing this bill. We are looking forward to seeing these scratch off tickets around the state and bringing more support to those who serve their city and state,"says Chicago Police Memorial Foundation Phil Cline.

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