Gov. Rauner Calls On House Leaders To Act On Bill Helping People Leaving State Prison

Gov. Rauner Calls On House Leaders To Act On Bill Helping People Leaving State Prison

Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner wants Democratic leaders to act on a bill to eliminate one big roadblock for ex-prisoners who want to get their lives on track. Inmates who leave prison often struggle to get a state ID.

A bill that would require the state to give people IDs when they leave prison is stuck in a House committee. WBEZ’s Patrick Smith reports.