On Aug. 1, Gov. Bruce Rauner issued an amendatory veto to Senate Bill 1, an education funding bill that would distribute new state dollars to districts based on need, while maintaining the current level of funding each district receives.
His veto included a series of changes to the bill, including some that addressed funding for Chicago Public Schools.
“With my changes, our state ensures that enough resources flow to children in the poorest and most disadvantaged school districts across the entire state," Rauner said in a statement. "And my changes ensure that the education funding system in our state is fair and equitable to all students in Illinois.”
The matter now heads to the General Assembly, where lawmakers will decide whether or not to uphold Rauner's changes.
Here is what some state legislators representing parts of the suburbs had to say about the veto.