Tax break for helping former felons?

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ILLINOIS — A checkered past can be a curse for those looking for jobs, but a revised tax break could give ex-felons a better chance at success.

Right now, businesses hiring them are eligible for a tax break of up to $1,500, but some at the Capitol want to double that amount. Businesses located in high-crime areas would be eligible for the credit.

The bill’s author says these areas typically have high unemployment and, without jobs, crime will continue increasing. Nearly 52% of felons in the state return to prison within three years.

Representative Sonya Harper (D) says she wants to put a stop to that cycle.

 

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