042116CM0708ResizeSPRINGFIELD – Legislation that would significantly reform the worst-in-the-nation school funding system is closer to becoming law after the Illinois Senate voted to override the governor’s veto on Sunday.

“Schools like Waukegan needed certainty and stability in funding,” State Senator Terry Link (D-Vernon Hills) said. “Unfortunately, the governor’s plan relies on poor math and hammering communities that are promoting economic development. We need a system that is stable and provides communities with the resources we need. That plan is Senate Bill 1.”

The measure would include an increase of $28 million for Lake County schools when compared to last year.

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State Senator Terry Link (D-Vernon Hills) issued the following statement in regards to the violence that occured in Charlottesville, Virginia:

"The images coming out of Charlottesville are a disturbing reminder that we must all remain vigilant against hatred and intolerance. That hatred has no place anywhere in the United States of America and should be condemned by all."

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042215CM1788ResizeSPRINGFIELD – State Senator Terry Link (D-Vernon Hills) issued the following statement in response to the governor’s veto of Senate Bill 1:

“I am disappointed that the governor has decided to put politics before our children’s education. Now the General Assembly has to act and find a way to equitably fund education for every child in Illinois. I look forward to working with members on both sides of the aisle to ensure our schools are not harmed by the governor’s mistake.”

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04262017CM0943ResizeSPRINGFIELD – State Senator Terry Link (D-Vernon Hills) issued the following response to the governor’s press conference today regarding school funding reform:

“If Gov. Rauner really cares about the students, teachers and parents in Waukegan, then he will sign Senate Bill 1 as soon as it reaches his desk. Under the new evidence-based formula, Waukegan School District would receive $14.5 million more in funding.

Waukegan School District would receive $919 more per student under Senate Bill 1. That makes it one of 268 school districts across Illinois to actually get more money than Chicago Public Schools, a fact the governor fails to mention.

The children of Waukegan are not political talking points, governor. Sign the bill.”

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