CHICAGO - Gov. Jim Edgar of Illinois has signed into law a measure allowing school districts to exclude military bases from their boundaries.

The measure marks the first time a state has made it legal to exclude children of military personnel from public schools in the districts where bases are located, according to the U.S. Department of Defense.

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