CHICAGO — Senator Andy Manar (D-Bunker Hill) joined Gov. Bruce Rauner, Democratic and Republican state lawmakers, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, school officials, school funding reform advocates and others as the governor signed into law Senate Bill 1947, landmark school funding reform legislation that will overhaul Illinois worst-in-the-nation school funding formula.

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(Pictured: Senator Andy Manar (D-Bunker Hill), chief sponsor of Senate Bill 1947, Illinois' landmark school funding reform legislation, speaks with guests at a bill-signing ceremony Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017, at Ebinger Elementary School in Chicago.)

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(Pictured: Senator Andy Manar (D-Bunker Hill), chief sponsor of Senate Bill 1947, Illinois' landmark school funding reform legislation, shares remarks about the legislation during a bill-signing ceremony Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017, at Ebinger Elementary School in Chicago.)

 

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(Pictured: Senator Andy Manar (D-Bunker Hill), chief sponsor of Senate Bill 1947, Illinois' landmark school funding reform legislation, shares remarks about the legislation during a bill-signing ceremony Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017, at Ebinger Elementary School in Chicago.)

 

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 (Pictured: Senate Bill 1947, Illinois' landmark school funding reform legislation, awaits the governor's signature prior to a bill-signing ceremony Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017, at Ebinger Elementary School in Chicago.)

 

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(Pictured: A standing-room-only crowd of state and city officials, school leaders, school funding reform advocates, media and others fill the gymnasium of Ebinger Elementary School in Chicago during a bill-signing ceremony Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017.)

 

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(Pictured: Gov. Bruce Rauner, surrounded by students from Ebinger Elementary School in Chicago, begins to sign Senate Bill 1947, Illinois' landmark school funding reform legislation, during a bill-signing ceremony Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017, at the school.)

 

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(Pictured: Gov. Bruce Rauner finishes signing Senate Bill 1947, Illinois' landmark school funding reform legislation, as students, state lawmakers and audience members applaud during a bill-signing ceremony Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017, at Ebinger Elementary School in Chicago.)

 

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(Pictured: Senator Andy Manar (D-Bunker Hill), chief sponsor of Senate Bill 1947, Illinois' landmark school funding reform legislation, speaks with Chicago Public Schools CEO Forrest Claypool following a bill-signing ceremony Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017, at Ebinger Elementary School in Chicago.)

 

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(Pictured: Senator Andy Manar (D-Bunker Hill), chief sponsor of Senate Bill 1947, Illinois' landmark school funding reform legislation, visits with Teresa Ramos, director of community engagement for Advance Illinois, and Ramos' niece, Isabel Mejia, 6, who recently lost two of her front teeth, following a bill-signing ceremony Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017, at Ebinger Elementary School in Chicago.)

 

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(Pictured: Senator Andy Manar (D-Bunker Hill), chief sponsor of Senate Bill 1947, Illinois' landmark school funding reform legislation, is a longtime proponent of overhauling the state's worst-in-the-nation school aid formula. During a bill-signing ceremony Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017, in Chicago, Manar said the measure represents compromise between Democrats and Republicans in the legislature and is the result of years of hard work and grassroots advocacy. He was among those invited to speak during the ceremony at Ebinger Elementary School.)

 

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