A few weeks ago we told you that a terrible bill—an update to the Water Privatization Act—had to be passed again by the Illinois General Assembly because of a legal technicality.
Here’s why the bill is terrible: It allows Illinois’ biggest private water monopolies (Illinois American and Aqua) to march across the state, buying up municipal water systems and raising rates for customers.
Water lobbyists had a harder time passing the bill this time—opposition is growing! Today, it’s on Gov. Bruce Rauner’s desk, so we should take advantage of this last chance to improve the legislation.