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Wallace Prioritizes Rockford Area Schools in Education Funding Debate -- Press Release Attached


For Immediate Release: For More Information:
June 27, 2016 State Rep. Litesa Wallace

Wallace Prioritizes Rockford Area Schools in Education Funding Debate

ROCKFORD, Ill. – Reiterating her belief that Rockford schools deserve
additional funding, state Rep. Litesa Wallace, D-Rockford, called for
support of a spending plan that would allocate more dollars to the
area's public schools.

"In May, I voted in support of Senate Bill 2048 because it would send
needed dollars and resources to our region's school districts," Wallace
said. "The governor and his allies introduced an education proposal of
their own, which in comparison falls woefully short of fairly funding
schools in the Rockford area."

Under the proposal Wallace voted for, Rockford School District 205 would
receive over $13 million more than the plan put forth by the governor in
House Bill 6583. Nearby Harlem School District 122 and Belvidere
Community Unit School District 100 would also receive more money through
the appropriations outlined in Senate Bill 2048. In a recent visit to
Peoria, the governor acknowledged that he would refuse to sign a
critically needed emergency human services stop gap bill unless his own
education plan was passed.

"As we've seen time and again, the governor would rather use serious
issues as bargaining chips instead of putting Illinois first," Wallace
said. "Every legislator should want to make sure that schools open on
time and that human service agencies are responsibly funded. I hope that
my colleagues in this region recognize and support the plan that will
bring dollars home and help their students."

For more information, please contact Wallace's full-time constituent
service office at 815-987-7433, or email


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