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No workers comp. for Illinois employees injured while committing felony

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The Illinois Court of Claims has awarded the Uhl family $8 million after two teens were killed by a state trooper. By KMOV Web Producer The Illinois Court of Claims has awarded the Uhl family $8 million after two teens were killed by a state trooper. By KMOV Web Producer
The Illinois Court of Claims has awarded the Uhl family $8 million after Jessica and Kelli Uhlwere killed by a state trooper. By KMOV Web Producer The Illinois Court of Claims has awarded the Uhl family $8 million after Jessica and Kelli Uhlwere killed by a state trooper. By KMOV Web Producer

(KMOV) – Residents’ tax dollars won’t go to pay workers compensation claims in Illinois if the injury happens while the employee is committing a felony.

Governor Pat Quinn signed that into law on Monday.

It was passed because of trooper Matt Mitchell, who was convicted of reckless homicide for the on-duty wreck that killed sisters Jessica and Kelly Uhl.

Mitchell was speeding and on the phone at the time.

He has applied for workers compensation, but a decision on the claim has not yet been made.  

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