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Illinois senators plan to act on education funding 'one way or another'

SPRINGFIELD – Illinois senators will return to regular session at 2 p.m. Sunday with the intention of taking action on education funding.

In a statement, Illinois Senate President John Cullerton said education funding is a priority for Senate Democrats have been working on "for the better part of four years" and he remains optimistic there is a path to "reasonable compromise" on fair school funding.

“One way or another, we are going to get a fair funding system that improves education in all public schools in Illinois for the long term," Cullerton said.

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