Colleges’ may not be able to ask about criminal history in the application process.
A bill at the Statehouse would bar university admissions from inquiring about a person’s criminal history. Police Chiefs on several college campuses say that will hurt safety efforts.
Supporters of House Bill 217 say there is no evidence that asking those questions keeps schools any safer and may keep students with a record from applying.
Schools in Illinois say now when a perspective student indicates they have a felony conviction it starts a case by case process to determine if that student should be accepted.