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Fewer than 1% of otherwise eligible license applicants denied over past convictions, Illinois says

Prior convictions are rarely the cause of a license denial, said the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) in a May 1 report. It tallied total licenses issued in 2018 across the full range of occupations it regulates, including the number of people with convictions, and found only a few license denials were based on convictions.

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