State Senate Passes Bill in Response to Former SLA Member at U of I

May 19, 2014

A measure passed Monday in the Illinois Senate is meant to prevent cases like that of James Kilgore, the former Symbionese Liberation Army member hired at the University of Illinois. 

The bill, in part, makes it a crime to present false credentials to get employment for college enrollment.

Republican State Senator Chapin Rose of Mahomet says he sponsored the bill to prevent cases like Kilgore, who worked as a University of Illinois adjunct professor, after earning college degrees under an assumed name. Kilgore had used the name while evading arrest for his role in a fatal bank robbery carried out by the radical S-L-A in the 1970s. He later served time in a prison for those charges.

The bill (House Bill 4090) now heads back to the Illinois House, where State Rep. Naomi Jakobsson (D-Urbana) sponsored the original version.

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