SPRINGFIELD – State Senator Meg Loughran Cappel supported a new law signed Friday that gives residents a new option to support families of first responders who were killed in the line of duty.

“First responders are always the first to arrive on the scene of a stressful and draining situation,” said Loughran Cappel (D-Shorewood). “By creating this option, we are supporting the children and families of these brave individuals who have sacrificed everything to keep us safe.”

The new law, House Bill 4161, creates a new option on state individual income tax returns for individuals to donate directly to the 100 Club of Illinois Fund.

The 100 Club of Illinois is a nonprofit that provides resources, several forms of financial support, access to training, and moral support to both the families of first responders killed in the line of duty and active duty first responders throughout the state.

The law is effective immediately.