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Quinn signs law improving Latino data collection

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CHICAGO (AP) - Gov. Pat Quinn has signed a law making it easier to track statistics about Illinois' Latino population.

The Democrat attended the Fifth Annual Cuban Festival Sunday to sign the legislation requiring state agencies to update data-collection practices. It adds "Hispanic or Latino" as a separate racial or ethnic category in state agency reports and the collection of information.

Chicago Democratic Sen. Iris Martinez and Rep. Lisa Hernandez, a Democrat from Cicero, sponsored the plan. They say it makes state data collection more consistent with racial and ethnic classifications used by the U.S. Census Bureau.

Hernandez says it will help lawmakers advocate for Latino communities in Illinois. Martinez says it will "break down barriers to improvement" in the lives of Latinos.

The bill is HB5793.

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