New legislation in the state senate aims to make sure all veterans in Illinois get Veterans Day off from work. The bill comes from Senator John Mulroe of Chicago, who says he got the idea from one of his constituents.
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Mulroe says there may be revisions to his initial proposal, but that he's trying to eliminate opposition by giving a tax credit to businesses with vets taking the day off. The employee would have to provide documentation to their boss that they are indeed a veteran.