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Voting bill could cause problems in Shirland

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Legislation that could potentially remove polling places from public and private schools could cause a problem for one Winnebago County community.

Lawmakers announced the legislation on Tuesday as a way to keep students safe in schools. In Winnebago County, Shirland School has been a polling place for over 20 years. New polling locations for most of the other schools in the area were found over five years ago.

"When they came out with the sex offenders, and knowing where they lived and what polling place they'd go to and stuff, we moved a lot of our schools at that time and unfortunately the schools needed the space," Winnebago County Clerk Margie Mullins said.

If the legislation is passed by the General Assembly, schools like Shirland could no longer be a polling a place after the upcoming April election.

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