Not only does Illinois have one-eighth of the lead service lines in the country, but 300,000 to 500,000 of them are in Chicago, according to the Illinois Environmental Council.
“Although this is a statewide problem, we know that this toxic infrastructure disproportionately affects Illinois’ people of color,” Robinson said.
“Everyone deserves to have clean drinking water. This will eliminate environmental injustice, and this will ensure that people of color in Illinois are set to get their fair share of the 11,000 jobs that will be created by replacing lead service lines across this great state.”
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