Senate Passes School District Funding Bill

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The Illinois Senate has passed a bill that could change how funding is distributed to school districts across the state.

The democratic-supported measure comes despite republicans calling the bill a bailout for Chicago Public Schools.  The bill would pick up more than $200 million per year in teacher pension costs alone for CPS.  Supporters say the goal is to allocate more funding to poorer districts and reduce funding for wealthier ones.

The bill now heads to the House.

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