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Lawmakers Seek Public Input On Plan To Revamp School Funding

State lawmakers who have predicted huge property tax hikes for suburban homeowners under a measure to overhaul funding for public schools have invited the public to provide input on the plan Tuesday night in Arlington Heights.

10/21/2014

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Illinois School Funding Data Fuel Reform Debate

Newly released figures that show downstate school districts gaining at the expense of suburban ones have fueled a debate among lawmakers about a proposed overhaul of the complicated school funding formula that Illinois has used for almost two decades.

05/08/2014

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Illinois School Supt. Calls For $1 Billion In Additional Funds As Lawmakers Consider Cuts

The Illinois School Superintendent says he needs one billion dollars more and lawmakers are talking about giving him one million less, reports WBBM’s John Cody.

03/12/2014

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Bill Daley: With Teachers’ Strike Over, Better Focus On Education Is Needed

A stage full of politicians, teachers, public officials and nonprofit leaders says the big battle lies ahead, even though the Chicago teachers’ strike has been settled.

WBBM Newsradio–09/25/2012

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Report: TIF Funds Aren’t Helping Schools

Are Tax Increment Financing District funds fairly distributed when it comes to Chicago schools? A sociology professor who has looked at the books thinks not.

CBS Chicago–06/06/2012