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Illinois Schools Won't Get First Payment From The State

Public schools throughout Illinois usually receive their first payment from the state on Aug. 10 — but not this year.

That’s because the money is on hold while lawmakers deal with another impasse, this time over how to distribute the funds to schools.

WBEZ education reporter Linda Lutton explains how the state got to this point and what lawmakers are doing about it.

Click play above to hear the full interview.

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