Rauner grants immunity to underage drinkers calling for help

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Gov. Bruce Rauner has signed legislation allowing immunity from prosecution to minors who call 911 to get help. It provides legal protection for a person needing medical help and the person who called for him or her. Police would have the authority to determine whether protection from legal discipline is appropriate. The Illinois law takes effect Jan. 1, 2016.