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Article updated: 11/14/2010 8:19 PM

Suburban teen unsilenced after years of fear

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Elgin High School student Hannah Perryman worked to strengthen state law about who can get an order of protection.

Brian Hill | Staff Photographer

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Elgin High School Student Hannah Perryman has worked to change the state's stalking law.

Brian Hill | Staff Photographer

Hannah Perryman talks about the ordeal she has gone through trying to stop a teen from standing outside her home for hours.

JOHN STARKS | Staff Photographer

After years of being harassed, Hannah Perryman says, she got sick and tired of being a victim and decided to do something to make it easier for people going through what she has.

JOHN STARKS | Staff Photographer

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A lot has happened to Hannah Perryman over the past six years. The Streamwood teen, now 17, has worked to become a standout pitcher on Elgin High's varsity softball team, learned to drive, and attended school dances and pep rallies. And she's been the force behind strengthening a state law to protect people who are being stalked.Hannah says she knows well the frustration and anger stalking victims go through as they struggle to obtain orders of protection.
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    • Elgin High School student Hannah Perryman worked to strengthen state law about who can get an order of protection.
    • Elgin High School Student Hannah Perryman has worked to change the state’s stalking law.
    • Hannah Perryman talks about the ordeal she has gone through trying to stop a teen from standing outside her home for hours.
    • After years of being harassed, Hannah Perryman says, she got sick and tired of being a victim and decided to do something to make it easier for people going through what she has.
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