1/31/2013

The Illinois State Board of Education is recommending that the state legislature allocate an additional $874 million in state funding for education. The board's recommendation is advisory only and comes on the heels of a warning by Gov. Pat Quinn that schools could face $400 million in cuts instead. "Either we step up and try to do something about it, or we go on the record and say 'We can't — you're on your own,'" board chairman Gery Chico said.

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