In this Aug. 31, 2017, file photo, Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner signs education funding reform bill SB 1947 at Ebinger Elementary School in Chicago. Democratic-leaning Illinois is the latest state to direct taxpayer money to private schools, a move that’s caught some by surprise and drawn condemnation from politically powerful teacher unions and Democrats looking to defeat Republican Gov. Rauner in 2018.
In this Aug. 31, 2017, file photo, Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner signs education funding reform bill SB 1947 at Ebinger Elementary School in Chicago. Democratic-leaning Illinois is the latest state to direct taxpayer money to private schools, a move that’s caught some by surprise and drawn condemnation from politically powerful teacher unions and Democrats looking to defeat Republican Gov. Rauner in 2018. Ashlee Rezin AP
In this Aug. 31, 2017, file photo, Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner signs education funding reform bill SB 1947 at Ebinger Elementary School in Chicago. Democratic-leaning Illinois is the latest state to direct taxpayer money to private schools, a move that’s caught some by surprise and drawn condemnation from politically powerful teacher unions and Democrats looking to defeat Republican Gov. Rauner in 2018. Ashlee Rezin AP

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