Chips, candy, and maybe soon, contraceptives.
A new bill filed in the Illinois House aims to increase access to emergency contraceptive pills for students.
It would require at least one vending machine on public college or university campuses to offer emergency contraceptives as an option.
A spokesperson for the University of Illinois Springfield says emergency contraceptives are available there if you make an appointment with UIS Health Services.
The new bill would require these pills to be offered at a reduced price in vending machines.
The bill hasn’t been assigned to a committee yet.
This story aired on WICS Newschannel 20 on Dec. 6, 2021.