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New law to cost Kane County additional $200K in translator fees

New law to cost Kane County additional $200K in translator fees

A newly passed Illinois law will cost Kane County an additional $200,000 a year to provide interpreters for anyone involved in a civil case who needs one. Legislatures passed the bill, HB3620, this week and it is awaiting Gov. Bruce Rauner's signature. The governor has 90 days to sign it, veto it or do nothing. The bill requires judges to provide an interpreter for anyone who is a party or witness in a civil action and is not capable of understanding the English language or is capable of expressing themselves in English, according to http://www.ilga.gov. Civil cases can include divorce or small claims court, officials said. Interpreters are already provided in criminal cases. It...

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