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Carnival workers now subject to background checks

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Carnival owners will be required to run background checks on their workers and will be forbidden from employing people convicted of some violent crimes under a new law signed by Gov. Rod Blagojevic­h, his office said Sunday. The bill immediatel­y prohibits carnival owners and operators from employing a worker who is a registered sex offender or has been convicted of rape, murder or certain sexual offenses.

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