Chicago’s Chief Financial Officer Carole Brown told reporters that the city is working to close a $100 million budget gap for Chicago Public Schools and to devise a long-term solution to address the school’s structural operating deficit by June 30th, the end of the district’s fiscal year. In addition, the city is still waiting on $596 million in delayed block grants from the state. But for now, it appears the city’s only stated plan is to “hope” the state will come through with a funding bill before then.

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