The Illinois State Seal is seen during a news conference at the Illinois State Capitol Tuesday, April 30, 2013, in Springfield, Ill. A bill to regulate the practice, drafted by lawmakers, industry and environmental groups, has been sitting in a House committee while industry and unions negotiated over a last-minute amendment that would require energy companies to hire water-well drillers, something oil drillers say they don’t need. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman)
The office of Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul is awarding grants to agencies across the state that provide services to survivors of violent crime. Raoul’s office awarded 252 Violent Crime Victim Assistance grants totaling more than nine-million-dollars. The funding goes to programs that offer support to survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, gun violence, human trafficking, elder abuse, and other crimes.