New Illinois law will let adults earn high school diplomas
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WICS) —
Adults in Illinois can now get a high school diploma despite their age.
Governor Bruce Rauner signed a new law Friday that allows anyone to get their certificate.
The previous cutoff was age 21, anyone older could only earn their GED.
Supporters said a diploma has more advantages than a GED because it equips adults with better skills for postsecondary education and the workplace.