(Image From State Senator Sue Rezin's Office)

A bill meant to increase access to high school courses that also count for college credit was signed into law last month. Morris Republican State Senator Sue Rezin sponsored the bill. It allows high school students to enroll in dual credit courses who may not meet a community college's academic eligibility requirements.

Rezin says the bill is in part also meant to save students money on college.

Rezin says multiple groups collaborated on the legislation.

The bill also requires school districts to gather data on dual credit class enrollment, completion, and post-secondary enrollment and performance.

The bill was passed in both the Illinois House and Senate without opposition and was signed by Governor J.B. Pritzker.