Ed Funding Story Creates Furor

(Springfield, IL) — Illinois Senate Democrats are crying “fake news” at the Rauner administration, accusing it of feeding false information about their school funding reform bill to a Rauner-friendly newspaper. The Democrats are calling on the state’s executive inspector general to open an investigation of a story published on the “Kankakee Times” website that listed the school districts that would lose money under the Democrats’ plan. The Democrats say their bill included no such figures and accuse Rauner of feeding fake facts. The publisher of the news site says the information came from the website “Reboot Illinois.” Rauner’s office is demanding an apology from the Democrats.