Illinois poised to require lead testing in schools, day care centers
from Chicago Tribune
Illinois is poised to become one of the first states to require schools and day care centers to test water fountains and faucets for brain-damaging lead. Gov. Bruce Rauner is expected to sign a bill approved by state lawmakers after negotiators brokered a compromise that requires schools, rather than water suppliers, to pay for the testing. The final version of the bill also resolved a dispute between the Rauner administration and Attorney General Lisa Madigan's office that had stalled talks until late last week.
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