Chance The Rapper Vents About Frustrating Meeting With His Governor In Video

"The kids are on the table right now", Chance told reporters. The meeting lasted about 30 minutes, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.

Following the late morning meeting, Chance told reporters gathered outside the Thompson Center's elevators that he was "flustered" while discussing a $215 million budget deal for CPS that Rauner vetoed. "He gave me a lot of vague answers".

Chance was intent on having this meeting because he wanted to talk about Chicago Public Schools (CPS). "He (the governor) asked me where the $215 million was going to come from".

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In an interview with Katie Couric that was released earlier this week, Chance framed increased school funding as a potential solution to Chicago's ongoing gun violence.

Chance had originally requested this meeting with the governor via Twitter the day after he had won his first three Grammy Awards at the 2017 ceremonies. "If all your publications that you guys work for ... and the worldwide and national publications out there - Complex, Billboard, people that post about me walking down the street and shit - if you guys could give a comprehensive history on how we ended up here". "I'm here because I just want people to do their jobs".

Pitchfork has reached out to Chance the Rapper and Gov. Rauner's respective representatives for more information and comment.

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"I said, if we stood together Chance, I have some power".

The threat of a truncated school year came on the heels of a lawsuit filed by CPS and five district families against the State of Illinois that claims the state education funding system is "seperate and unequal" and violates the Illinois Civil Rights Act. "If we stood together, work together to figure this out, I think we could get big things done, and I'd be excited to do that with you".

The governor quickly tweeted back and set up a meeting for Wednesday, which was postponed in the aftermath of tornadoes that struck the towns of downstate Ottawa and Naplate Tuesday night. "Please don't let that become the narrative".

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