Lawmakers, advocates continue push for removal of lead services lines in Illinois

“The Illinois Environmental Council started working on this legislation in 2017. Deputy Director Colleen Smith explained this is the closest lawmakers and advocates have gotten to having the measure reach the governor’s desk.

‘Illinois has an opportunity today with House Bill 3739 to take action and comprehensively address this issue,’ Smith said. ‘We urge the Senate to swiftly pass this bill to prevent another lead crisis and protect the lives of more than 350,000 children at risk of lead poisoning, and in the process create thousands of jobs statewide.'”

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