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After COVID-19 cut into last year’s session, state legislators face backlog of big issues as May 31 adjournment approaches

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Mayor Lori Lightfoot campaigned in support of an elected school board but has since offered support for a hybrid system that would allow her to appoint five members of a seven-member board, with the other two elected, to take effect in 2026. In 2028, the board would expand to 11 seats, eight appointed and three elected. It could then revert to a seven-member board four years later.

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