Hours after Gov. Bruce Rauner offered two options to provide $215 million to help the cash-strapped Chicago Public Schools, Chance the Rapper said he will put up $1 million to support arts programming in the district.
The rapper described his donation as a “call to action” and asked for similar contributions from the city’s business community. While promising via Twitter to present a plan for CPS, Chance at his South Side news conference said it wasn’t his job to propose policy. Instead, he leveled a series of criticisms against the Republican governor following a meeting with Rauner last week the rapper described as “unsuccessful.”
“Gov. Rauner can use his executive power to help get Chicago’s children the resources they need to fulfill their God-given right to learn,” the musician said. “Gov. Rauner still won’t commit to give Chicago’s kids a chance without caveats or ultimatums.”
“Gov. Rauner, do your job,” said Chance.
The money, …
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