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Illinois relents, allows felons to obtain licensure

handcuffsIllinois has altered a 2011 law that barred all convicted felons from having or obtaining a professional license in the state, says the Washington Post in an August 26 article.  Rather than a blanket ban on all felons, licensing boards for many professions will now consider individuals on a case-by-case basis.  Sex offenders were not affected by the new changes.

Article: The law said an ex-felon couldn’t be a nurse. So this single mom got the law changed, by Colby Itkowitz for The Washington Post.