Equal Opportunities for All Students Athletes

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Governor Quinn signed legislation aimed at student athletes with disabilities.

"I think it's important that we have sports opportunities for all of our young people. . .  There were some gaps unfortunately in the Illinois school code that denied full opportunity to some of our young people with disabilities," said Gov. Quinn.

Already, juniors and seniors can get out of gym for various reasons if they're in other sports or need credits.

Now, kids with disabilities will get the same consideration.

The law takes effect immediately.

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