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Child Labor Bill Awaiting Signature

East Moline, IL – A bill awaiting the governor's signature would probhibit Illinois from buying any products made with child labor. East Moline Democratic State Representative Mike Boland says the measure not only would work to keep children in school, but would prevent unfair competition to Illinois businesses. Penalties for violating the provisions of the law could include a fine of up to the value of the product, along with a prohibition on doing state business for up to a year.