Rep. Cabello Highlights the Community Protection Act

Springfield, IL – State Representative John M. Cabello participated in a press conference on Thursday to discuss a series of legislative proposals from the House Republican Truth in Public Safety Working Group. Alongside fellow Republican State Representatives Patrick Windhorst and David Friess, Rep. Cabello, a Rockford area police detective, highlighted his Community Protection Act (HB4852).

“There is a concerning trend we see here in Illinois where criminals are treated better than law-abiding citizens and as leaders, we cannot continue to jeopardize the safety of our communities,” said Cabello.

The proposal Representative Cabello highlighted is House Bill 4852, also known as the Community Protection Act. The legislation would require IDOC to provide written notification to the victim, local law enforcement and the local state’s attorney prior to the release of the offender. 

“Victims and residents have a right to know if someone is being released back to their community,” said Cabello. “I can confidently say this bill and the others presented by our TIPS working group will put us on a course that actually keeps innocent tax paying residents safe.”

Representative Cabello continues his calls for the legislature to increase its focus on public safety to ensure that individuals with criminal backgrounds and bad intentions do not get treated better than Illinois residents.

For further details or inquiries, please contact Representative Cabello at 815-621-2196.

John M. Cabello is the Assistant Minority Leader and State Representative for Illinois’ 90th House District, which includes the following communities in Winnebago, Stephenson, and Boone counties: Rockford, Machesney Park, Freeport, Roscoe, Loves Park, Rockton, South Beloit, Caledonia, Durand, Rock City, and Rockton.