Some States Reconsider Barring Felons from Jobs

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Illinois bans some ex-offenders from getting as many as 118 kinds of occupational licenses. Residents with felony convictions can’t be riverboat owners or horse meat processors. A criminal record may disqualify acupuncturists, auctioneers, boxing referees, dance hall operators, interior designers and massage therapists, Stateline reports. Now Illinois is among a handful of . . .

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