An education funding overhaul failed in the Illinois House, leaving money for more than 800 districts uncertain.
The legislation filed Monday provides a tax credit worth 75 percent of a taxpayer's annual contributions to a scholarship fund, with a maximum credit of $1 million annually. The money may be donated to a specific school, but not to a specific student.
Students receiving the scholarships must have a total household income of less than 300 percent of the federal poverty level.
Teacher unions oppose the tax credit.