House Votes to Give Chicago an Elected School Board

This afternoon HB557, which would create an elected board for the Chicago Public School system, passed the Illinois House of Representatives on a 110-4 vote. 

Representative Michael McAuliffe (R-Chicago) supported the measure and was encouraged to see its passage: 

“Today the Illinois House voted to expand the Democratic process in Cook County by opening up the Chicago Public School Board to elections. I was proud to be the first Republican Co-Sponsor on a bipartisan effort to help fix the broken CPS system. This bill isn’t perfect, but it is evidence of what improvements we can make when the legislature works together towards a common goal.” 

To read more or follow the bill movement click here.