Illinois became an Employment First State when legislation was signed in July of 2013. To comply with that law and a following Executive Order in June 2014, state agencies prepared an initial Strategic Plan for how policies and procedures will need to change.
Illinois Govenor Pat Quinn signed into law HB3826, which allows miniature horses to be used as service animals in schools. The animals are already classified as service animals by the Americans with Disability Act. The law takes immediate effect.