Amid the high-profile and big-ticket legislative victories Gov. JB Pritzker and Illinois Democrats reveled in Sunday night, at least one big task was left undone.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot looks on as newly appointed Chicago School Board President Miguel Del Valle speaks to reporters. [Heather Cherone/The Daily Line]
For the third time in as many years, a measure that would have ended mayoral control of Chicago’s schools failed. HB 2267 — which passed the Illinois House 110-2 on April 4 — failed to even be heard by a committee in the Illinois Senate amid opposition from Mayor Lori Lightfoot.