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Governor signs Illinois book ban prohibition: First-in-the-nation law ties state funding to open access policies

Illinois Secretary of State Alexi Giannoulias holds his daughter Monday while brandishing a bill signed by Gov. J.B. Pritzker that aims to discourage book bans at Illinois libraries. Bill sponsor Sen. Laura Murphy, D-Des Plaines, is pictured at left and Pritzker is pictured at right. (Capitol News Illinois photo by Andrew Adam)
By PETER HANCOCKCapitol News Illinoisphancock@capitolnewsillinois.com SPRINGFIELD – Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed legislation Monday that seeks to protect public and school libraries from pressure to ban, remove, or restrict access to […]
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