Senate Majority Leader Kimberly Lightford says she plans to reintroduce legislation that would lower
the Illinois' compulsory kindergarten starting age from 6 years old to 5.
Lightford, a Maywood Democrat, successfully pushed to lower the start for kindergarten from the age of 7 years old to 6, which took effect in the 2014-15 school year. Last year, t
he state Senate passed legislation to drop the compulsory age further, but the measure failed to get out of the House.