Gov. Rauner to sign school funding bill 

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CHICAGO, Il. _Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner is set to sign the new school funding bill today. He says he`s pleased the bill equalizes funding between poor and wealthy districts.

The governor spoke Wednesday at Mater Dei Catholic School in Breese, Illinois. Rauner strongly supports a special $75 million scholarship fund that can be used by low income families.

The scholarship fund is expected to help nearly 6,000 students each year.