Synopsis As Introduced Amends the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois. Provides that the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity shall establish the Returning Citizen Grant Program. Provides that the Department shall provide grants to small businesses, with 50 or fewer employees, to train and hire qualifying returning citizens. Provides grant eligibility requirements. Provides that eligible small businesses shall be awarded grants in the amount of $5,000 per new qualifying returning citizen hired. Provides that eligible small businesses shall not be limited to one grant. Provides that the issuance of grants shall be on a first come, first served basis. Provides for the adoption of rules. Defines "qualifying returning citizen". Repeals provisions on January 1, 2025.