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Rauner Calls on Legislators to Send Him School Funding Bill

Gov. Bruce Rauner called on lawmakers Monday to send him a school funding bill so he can remove what he calls a “bailout” for Chicago Public Schools.

That school funding formula is one piece of critical business left unfinished after a long-awaited state budget was passed earlier this month.

With the new school year fast approaching, educators and parents are eyeing Springfield, concerned that without a funding bill schools may not open or may run out of cash during the year. Joining Chicago Tonight to discuss the issue are state Rep. David Harris of Mount Prospect and state Sen. Donne Trotter of Chicago.

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