Door cracks open to stripping Rahm of mayoral control of the schools. Travis' near win reverberates.
DID YOU HEAR THAT... The House opened the door ever so slightly Tuesday to
stripping Mayor Rahm Emanuel and any of his successors of the sole
authority to appoint the Chicago public school system's board of
education. By a 108-5 margin, the House approved legislation sponsored by Rep.
La Shawn Ford, D-Chicago, to create a task force to study whether the
board should be appointed, elected or mixed. Ford’s bill now moves to the Senate.
... Some legislators are nervous about voting for Rahm's pension-busting bill because of Jay Travis' CTU-backed near defeat of Christian Mitchell. This according to Chicago Sun-Times Springfield Bureau Chief Dave McKinney who was interviewed by Carol Marin on Chicago Tonight. I confirmed it with McKinney on Twitter.