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New law aims to help ex-offenders find jobs

Governor Pat Quinn signed the legislation that prevents criminal background checks until after an applicant is deemed qualified for a job and chosen for an interview.

A new law aims to give ex-offenders help in getting a fresh start in finding a job.

Governor Pat Quinn signed the legislation that prevents criminal background checks until after an applicant is deemed qualified for a job and chosen for an interview.

This law does not apply to certain jobs in here employers must exclude applicants with criminal histories.

The new law takes effect January 1.

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