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Illinois House sends bill that would bar school rules on hairstyles such as braids and dreadlocks to Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s desk

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Gus “Jett” Hawkins, 4, asked his mother Ida Nelson to braid his hair in March and went to school excited to show off his new hairstyle. Nelson got a call the next day from Providence St. Mel informing her that the braids were against the school dress code. (E. Jason Wambsgans / Chicago Tribune)

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