Illinois: Despite Opposition of Mayor and Governor, Legislature Approves Return of Elected School Board

Despite lobbying by Governor Bruce Rauner and Mayor Rahm Emmanuel, both houses of the legislature voted overwhelmingly to replace mayoral control with an elected school board. The two bills differ in important details, and legislative leaders will have to hammer out a compromise. The bills were approved by veto-proof majorities.

This is great news for Chicagoans who have wanted an elected board that would listen to the public.

from novemoore


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