CPS Ready To Start New Year Without Funding Questions; No Threat Of StrikeSummer 2017 has shifted to the rear view mirror, and it’s time for Chicago Public Schools students to go back to class.
At Issue: Illinois House GOP Leader Defends School-Funding CompromiseJames Durkin says Chicago Public Schools needed the money and Democrats were going to get it somehow. WBBM's Craig Dellimore reports.
Rauner Signs Education Funding BillThe Republican governor and the mayor of Chicago were not seen talking or shaking hands. CBS 2 Political Reporter Derrick Blakley has more.
Mayor Defends CPS Property Tax Hike In State Education Funding PlanHouse Democrats estimate CPS could levy an additional $120 million in property taxes. Cook County Clerk David Orr estimated it would be more
Rauner, Emanuel Both Praise Deal To Fund Illinois SchoolsWhile it is not a done deal quite yet, both Gov. Rauner and Mayor Emanuel are optimistic about a tentative agreement to fund Illinois schools.
Illinois Senate Rejects Rauner's Education Funding Changes; House To Vote WednesdayRauner’s veto would remove $463 million in state funding for Chicago Public Schools, while giving other districts millions more.
Rauner Says He's 'Open To Compromise' On School Funding DisputeThe governor said he'd accept a compromise that restores some of the $250 million in state funding he vetoed for Chicago Public Schools.
Emanuel: Rauner "Governing Through Anger" In Rewriting School Funding PlanThe mayor said the governor’s veto will hurt minority and poor students in less-affluent school districts more than it will hurt CPS.
Rauner Vetoes Education Funding Bill, Removes $250M For CPSThe governor used his amendatory veto power to remove a $250 million block grant for CPS from the legislation, among other changes.
Governor Expected To Get Education Funding Plan, Issue Prompt VetoGov. Bruce Rauner has not spelled out exactly how he would change the legislation before sending it back to the Senate.
Lawmakers To Meet For Special Session Amid Education Funding DisputeAt least two lawmakers planned to boycott the special session, and instead planned to be at Gale Elementary for a service day.
Rauner To Call Another Special Session, Amid School Funding DisputeThe governor accused Democrats of holding schools hostage to an attempt to bail out teachers’ pensions in Chicago.
Rauner Vows Special Session Without Education Funding Plan By Noon MondayLawmakers could be staring at another special session, because of a dispute over education funding, after the governor gave an ultimatum.
At Issue: Education Advocates Hopeful School Funding Formula Will Change For The BetterThe Illinois General Assembly is forging ahead with measures to overhaul the way Illinois distributes state tax revenue for public schools.
Judge To Hear Arguments On CPS Lawsuit Over State Education FundingThe district has noted CPS has 20 percent of the state's public school students, but receives only 15 percent of state education dollars.