Illinois bill proposes harsher penalties for `knockout game` - FOX 32 News Chicago

Illinois bill proposes harsher penalties for `knockout game` offenders

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CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) -

The Illinois Senate has stepped up penalties for people who play the knockout game -- where a victim is targeted, then hit with one hard punch.

The attacks are often recorded and posted online.

The bill passed Wednesday would require courts to consider the impact of the knockout game during sentencing.

A Chicago man died when he was attacked in 2012.

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