Last summer, Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner signed a last-minute plan to appropriate state money to public schools. It allowed districts to open on time, but the actual funds for programs such as special education and busing have been slow in coming.
State Comptroller Susana Mendoza is in charge of disbursing the money but says she can't due to lack of cash on hand.
“As of today," she said, "I think our actual cash flow -- our available balance -- might be actually 159 million dollars."