Governor Rauner is urging Illinois lawmakers to send Senate Bill 1 to his desk so schools can open on time. The governor made the plea Friday morning at Auburn High School in Auburn.
Rauner says it’s time for everyone on both sides of the aisle to come together for students, parents, and teachers.
Rauner ordered lawmakers to have the bill on his desk by noon on Monday. If not Rauner says he will call a special session, calling all lawmakers back to Springfield until an education funding bill is law. Rauner says it’s time to stop playing political games.
Rauner again called out Speaker Mike Madigan for the situation Illinois schools are in, saying Speaker Madigan and his majority has made Illinois “the worst state in America for supporting local schools.”