01252017AM5153ResizeSPRINGFIELD – Legislation that would significantly reform the worst-in-the-nation school funding system is closer to becoming law after the Illinois Senate voted to approve a bipartisan compromise negotiated last week.

“We needed to provide stability in funding for schools throughout the state of Illinois,” State Senator Terry Link (D-Vernon Hills) said. “This compromise gets rid of a rotten system in exchange for one that puts Illinois on the path to an education funding system that will give every student a chance at success.”

Estimates show that the bipartisan compromise would include an increase of $28 million for Lake County schools when compared to last year.

The legislation, Senate Bill 1947, now goes to the governor for his signature.

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