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June 24, 2019
In today’s Leading News, new mandates follow additional school funding from the state. A summer program in Chicago will assist 400 students most likely to be impacted by gun violence. One school district has to borrow from working cash funds as it awaits property tax dollars. North Shore District 112 crafts draft budget that calls for 3 percent raises and facility updates. Finally in the news, Niles Township High School District 219 will receive nearly $3 million in unexpected property tax revenue.

More money, mandates for Illinois public schools
Peter Hancock, Kane County Chronicle, June 20

Lightfoot unveils $1.4M summer program for
400 high school students most vulnerable to violence

Fran Spielman, Chicago Sun-Times, June 19

M-R schools borrow from working cash funds
Robert Connelly, The Register-Mail, Galesburg, June 19

Amid teacher talks, District 112 pencils in 3% raises in next year's budget

Karen Berkowitz, Pioneer Press/Highland Park News, June 17

District 219 incorporates unexpected revenue into budget
Phil Rockrohr, Pioneer Press/Skokie Review, June 17

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