Ford proposes lottery scratch-off to fund adult literacy programs
The Illinois Lottery Law could soon be amended to fund adult education through a special instant scratch-off game.
Legislation proposed this week by Rep. La Shawn K. Ford (D-Oak Park), House Bill 5869, would require the Department of the Lottery to deposit net revenues from the game into an Adult Education Fund where the monies would be appropriated by the secretary of Stase to operate and oversee literacy programs.
The bill, now in the Rule Committee, also seeks to amend the State Finance Act to create the Adult Education Fund as a special fund in the State treasury.
Ford represents the 8th House District, which includes parts of Chicago, Oak Park, North Riverside, LaGrange Parks and LaGrange.