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    Gov. Bruce Rauner has announced a compromise on a school-funding issue which has held up implementation of a historic funding overhaul.

    The Republican announced Friday a plan that will speed up state recognition of non-public schools wanting to participate in a tax-credit program.  Here's Who's Running for Governor of IllinoisHere's Who's Running for Governor of Illinois

    Rauner says a streamlined reporting process will allow the newly recognized schools to accept students from low- and middle-income families who want a better fit for their education and receive a tax credit for it.

    Rauner was dissatisfied in the process outlined in follow-up legislation that finalized the school-finance overhaul last summer.  A Look at the Candidates Running for Ill. Attorney GeneralA Look at the Candidates Running for Ill. Attorney General

    He issued an amendatory veto seeking the changes he ultimately worked out.

    The Legislature returns next week. It can vote to override the veto with a three-fifths majority or adopt new legislation with the changes.

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