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With the legislation to make Chicago’s school board an elected body on its way to Gov. JB Pritzker’s desk, lawmakers have turned their attention to a bill that would allow non-citizens to vote for members of the new board.
On Friday, the Senate Human Rights Committee held a subject matter hearing on SB 1565. Sponsored by Sen. Celina Villanueva (D-Chicago), the legislation would change state law to make all school board races in Illinois “non-State” elections, which would allow non-citizens to vote. Legislators have not indicated when the bill may come up for a vote.