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Tougher laws on boating and boozing could land in IL waters

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Illinois lawmakers are considering legislation that would impose stiffer penalties on people caught operating a boat while intoxicated.

Offenders would have their driver's license suspended for three months. State Sen. Julie Morrison is the bill's sponsor.

Morrison's 10-year-old nephew died in 2012 after he fell off a tube on Petite Lake in Lake County and was struck by a boat whose operator had been drinking and taking drugs.

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