A new bill that would allow Illinois schools to use the phrase “In God We Trust” is being brought to the floor of the Illinois House.
Rep. Andrew Chesney (R-89th District) is a co-sponsor. He says the bill would protect schools who do not wish to use the phrase.
“It doesn’t force schools to do this,” he said. “It just simply acknowledges that some may want to do this, and there might be some uncertainty if they can do this without the threat of lawsuits, so we hope that this bill would help clarify that.”
The next step for the bill would be to be assigned to a committee, then the Illinois Senate would have to draft a similar bill for it to be passed into law.