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Analysis: Metro East taxpayers fund Chicago Public Schools

Special by the Metro East Sun Jan. 25, 2016, 5:21pm

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is calling on Illinois’ downstate and suburban taxpayers to bail out its financially beleaguered public school district. Yet an analysis of Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) data shows Metro East property taxpayers are already subsidizing a Chicago school system that spends considerably more than their own.