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Lawmakers act to remove Confederate symbols

ILLINOIS (WCIA) -- In the wake of Charlottesville's deadly protest and a growing debate over Confederate symbols, state lawamakers are taking action.

They've created the Abolition of Confederate Symbols Act. The legislation would ban the symbols from public property.

The act doesn't apply to museums or private property. Individuals can still display confederate flags, statues or other symbols at their discretion.

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