Jefferson School first grade teacher Emily Speaks helps James Hines, 6, find a spot for his backpack on the first day of school Aug. 17. Illinois lawmakers sent students back to school with no money for the first time in state history.
Jefferson School first grade teacher Emily Speaks helps James Hines, 6, find a spot for his backpack on the first day of school Aug. 17. Illinois lawmakers sent students back to school with no money for the first time in state history. Tim Vizer tvizer@bnd.com
Jefferson School first grade teacher Emily Speaks helps James Hines, 6, find a spot for his backpack on the first day of school Aug. 17. Illinois lawmakers sent students back to school with no money for the first time in state history. Tim Vizer tvizer@bnd.com

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