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.”