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After State Decision, Moment of Silence Returns to Local Schools

Illinois' mandate of a moment of silence in the state's schools went back into effect Tuesday.

Nearly a year after a federal judge ruled the state law requiring a moment of silence in Illinois schools was unconstitutional, the decision was overturned and the moment of silence went back into effect Tuesday.

and both observe moments of silence.

District 124 Superintendent Diane Cody said the five schools in her district reinstated the moment of silence during the fall semester. District 124 school observe the moment of silence each day by pausing for less than a minute at the end of morning announcements.

As the only school in District 231, Evergreen Park Community High School students observe the moment of silence by pausing during announcements, which happen in the morning or afternoon, depending on the block schedule for the day.

Principal William Sanderson said the moment went back into effect Tuesday.

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