Smith: A ‘New Day’ in Illinois as Fresh Leadership Passes Budget

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – State Rep. Nicholas K. Smith, D-Chicago, issued the following statement upon the General Assembly’s adjournment this week: “Over the past year, we’ve seen the devastating effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on our communities and on our families. The...

Smith Bill Requiring School Transparency Passes House

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Legislation sponsored by state Rep. Nicholas Smith, D-Chicago, requiring publication of an explanatory analysis following the closure public schools in Chicago unanimously passed out of the Illinois House.“With overcrowding in many Chicago schools,...