A Decatur woman's ambition to become a nurse has led to new legislation allowing some convicted felons to petition the state for a health care worker license.
Gov. Bruce Rauner signed a measure into law Thursday with personal meaning for 43-year-old Lisa Creason, the Pantagraph (http://bit.ly/2bV89ki ) reported.
After earning an associate degree at Richland Community College in 2014, Creason found out she was prohibited from taking the Illinois exam to become a registered nurse because of an attempted robbery conviction 20 years prior.
Creason vocalized her dilemma and became part of a task force organized by Democratic state Rep. Camille Lilly of Chicago to change...