University of Illinois Considering Background Checks For All Hires

CHAMPAIGN - The University of Illinois is developing a new policy that would require background checks for all new hires.

That would be an expansion of the current background reviews, which apply only to those working with children and other positions deemed to be sensitive.

The discussion about background checks is taking place as the university reviews a decision not to rehire an employee who is a former member of the radical 1970's group the Symbionese Liberation Army.

The employee, James Kilgore, currently teaches classes on global studies and fine and applied arts.

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