State officials say they have taken licenses away from 35 doctors, nurses and other health care workers since a new law barring sex offenders from practicing medicine took affect two months ago.
The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation reported the actions Friday.
Those who lost their licenses included doctors who have practiced in the past or were currently practicing in Decatur, Streator, Moline and Carmi. Most of those doctors were convicted of crimes against children.
The law allows state officials to revoke licenses without a hearing.
Some health care workers have filed lawsuits against the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, arguing the law shouldn't apply to them.