Illinois Insights: An Update from Cozen O’Connor (4/27)
April 27, 2022
April 27, 2022
Pritzker signs package of bills aimed at addressing teacher shortage
Gov. JB Pritzker this week signed into law a handful of bills aimed at addressing the state’s teacher shortage.
City Council approves $12.5 million gas, transit card giveaway; ethics chair unveils package of reforms
The Chicago City Council today approved Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s $12.5 million gas and transit card giveaway; the appointment of Deborah Witzburg as the city’s new inspector general; and an ordinance to crack down on sexual harassment.
In addition to these new local laws, ethics and Government Oversight Committee Chair Michele Smith (43) unveiled a new proposal (O2022-1100) to “significantly strengthen” Chicago’s ethics code.
The ordinance, which is backed by the Chicago Board of Ethics, seeks to implement the following reforms:
A more comprehensive summary of the ordinance, which has been referred to the Ethics Committee for further consideration, is available here.
Cozen Currents: Biden’s Conflicting Priorities
Read the full briefing here.
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