Illinois Re-enforcing Value of Illinois High School Diploma
(AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Illinois is re-enforcing the value of a high school diploma.  Governor Pritzker signed a bill into law that amends the code of multiple acts and agencies to replace references to high school equivalency certificates to State of Illinois High School Diplomas.  This change reflects that the high school equivalency certificate is a diploma, ensuring no graduates of Illinois high schools will face challenges based on inaccurate assessment of educational level.