People who use social media to organize mob attacks in Illinois could soon face harsher punishment, under a new state law.
House lawmakers sent the legislation to Governor Quinn late Friday.
The legislation is in response to several incidents involving large groups of teenager who were organized on Twitter and Facebook, and caused disturbances along Michigan Avenue back in March.
Under the measure, a judge could impose a more severe sentence on someone who used social media, texting, or emails to organize a mob attack.
Critics say the measure will do little to make Chicago streets safer.