You wouldn't have to be sick, to take a sick day under legislation approved by the Illinois House Tues.
It sounds like cheating. But that's not what this is about, says Representative Andrew Skoog -- a Democrat from LaSalle.
"This is an effort to address the challenges facing 1.7 million caregivers in Illinois that juggle the work and caring for loved ones at home," Skoog said.
The measure allows sick time to be used to care for a close relative, like a child, spouse, or parent. If a company offers sick time, that is. The proposal doesn't mandate that.