Chicago Public Schools’ struggling finances appear to be caught in the ongoing dispute between Republican Governor Bruce Rauner and top Democrats.
There seemed to be a deal. Several Republicans voted yes - to let Chicago Public Schools delay paying $634 million in pension money due next week.
But many suburban Democrats in potentially competitive election districts voted no and defeated the bill.
Governor Rauner’s office says Democrats voted against the bill because House Speaker Michael Madigan instructed them to.