Lawmakers control school purse strings

By Alex Davis |

Published 03/11 2014 04:54PM

Updated 10/23 2014 05:48PM

ILLINOIS -- School districts could face more challenges if lawmakers pass deep budget cuts. Last month, lawmakers released a preliminary budget blueprint.

It showed schools potentially facing a nearly $1 billion drop in funding beginning July 1. That's a 360 from the nearly $1 billion increase the Illinois State Board of Education wants.

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