Been caught up in Chicago politics and need a refresher on Springfield news before the legislative session ends Friday? We got you 👇
What’s on the table?
📜 Rideshare companies could become “common carriers” like taxis, meaning Uber and Lyft — not just the driver — would be liable if a passenger was injured in the rideshare.
📜 Salary transparency could become the norm in Illinois under a bill mandating job postings include pay ranges.
📜 Social media influencers under age 16 in the state might get a percentage of earnings under a new bill aimed at protecting “kidfluencers.”
📜 Native American history could be taught in Illinois schools as early as the 2024–25 school year.
📜 Human composting could be a green alternative to burials or cremations in Illinois. State Rep. Kelly Cassidy told the City Cast Chicago podcast why she plans to be composted after she dies.
What has a little more time?
📜 Budget talks continue as lawmakers negotiate the state’s 2024 fiscal plan, which isn’t technically due until July 1. But politicians know it’s easier to get votes before summer begins.
📜 The map for Chicago’s first elected school board is also due July 1. Early drafts faced criticism for not reflecting CPS’ racial makeup.