Bill banning Confederate flags from public property stalled in House
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WICS) —
A proposed piece of legislation would ban Confederate symbols from being displayed on public property in Illinois.
State agencies wouldn't be able to display or sell the Confederate flag.
Any statue, memorial or monument that honors the Confederacy existing on public property would be removed if this bill is passed.
Rep. La Shawn K. Ford and Rep. Thaddeus Jones, both Democrats from the Chicagoland area, are the sponsors of House Bill 4087.
The bill is currently sitting in a House committee, and no action has been taken on it since October 12, 2017.