Gov. Bruce Rauner has signed state legislation aimed at improving building accessibility for people with disabilities.
Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan backed the measure, which was introduced by state Sen. Linda Holmes (D-Aurora) and state Rep. Ann Williams (D-Chicago).
“Our commitment to equality for all must extend to making sure people who have disabilities have equal access to facilities within their communities,” Madigan said in a statement Tuesday. “People who have disabilities lead active lives, and our laws should enhance their ability to do so.”
The legislation, SB 2956, updates the Illinois Environmental Barriers Act (EBA), which “authorizes the Attorney General’s Office to enforce accessibility standards for public buildings and multi-story housing units in Illinois,” according to Madigan’s office.