The years-long conflict between Gov. Bruce Rauner and Chicago Public Schools CEO Forrest Claypool went to the courts yesterday, as the district and five parents of CPS students filed a two count complaint in Cook County Chancery Court against the Governor, the State Board of Education, and the Comptroller, alleging racial discrimination. It’s the latest in a series of attempts to help get Chicago Public Schools on sound financial footing. The announcement came one day before the governor’s budget address and the district’s deadline to pay $563 million in debt service.  

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