Illinois Libraries Worry About Required Internet Filters

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

The Court ruled yesterday that the federal government can withhold money from libraries that won't install Internet filters to block pornography and obscene material.

The Illinois Library Association says the ruling will force libraries to choose between censorship and millions of dollars in federal funding.

The president of the association says libraries want to make the filter choice locally and don't support filters because they stifle free speech.

But Nancy Gillfillan also says libraries need all the money they can get because of state budget cuts.

State Senator Kirk Dillard applauds the Court's decision.

The Hinsdale Republican says it will boost his efforts to require public libraries to install filters under state law.

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