Law pushed by area woman goes to Quinn

(DAILY HERALD) SPRINGFIELD – With a signature from Gov. Pat Quinn, Erin Merryn could accomplish one of the goals for which she quit her job and dedicated her time.

Merryn, 25, of Schaumburg, has been pushing a law bearing her name Erin’s Law in Illinois all year.

Merryn was sexually abused as a child. This year, she has lobbied hard for the legislation that would create a task force aimed at preventing abuse and allow schools to set up programs to teach young children about the dangers of sexual abuse.



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