The Illinois Criminal Code scored a “B” in a study of the nation’s criminal codes conducted by a law professor at Northwestern University School of Law.

Topping the two-year study by Paul Robinson were Texas, Colorado, Arkansas, Alaska, Missouri, Utah and Arizona, while states receiving a flunking grade on their criminal code were Vermont, Michigan, South Carolina, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Maryland, West Virginia and Mississippi. Washington, D.C., also failed.

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