(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.