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School funding reform is one step from being law in Illinois, and 48th District State Senator Andy Manar is happy that a bi-partisan compromise has been reached on the issue he’s taken the lead on for many years in the State Senate.


Manar says the outcome for Chicago Public Schools doesn’t change, but it also does not hurt districts in downstate Illinois.



Manar wants to thank a couple area school leaders for the work they’ve put in to make school funding reform happen.



Manar says despite the hyper-partisan atmosphere across the country, including in Springfield, lawmakers came to a bi-partisan compromise for the sake of Illinois kids.



The governor is expected to sign the bill in Chicago on Wednesday.

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