After meeting with Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner last week to discuss funding options, Chance the Rapper announced Monday he is donating $1 million to the Chicago Public Schools Foundation.
Earlier, Rauner's administration circulated a memo with options for funding Chicago Public Schools days after a meeting with Grammy-winning artist Chance the Rapper.
A Monday memo first reported by the Chicago Sun-Times outlines two options for the nation's third-largest school district to receive $215 million in pension relief Rauner vetoed last year. The cash-strapped district had factored the funding into its annual budget. Rauner says it should've been tied to larger pension reforms.
The Chicago-native rapper, whose name is Chancelor Bennett, planned a news conference Monday at a school. He posted a preview on Instagram Monday morning.
Rauner and Chance met Friday to discuss CPS funding after the artist asked for a sit-down. He attended city schools.
However, Chance says the meeting didn't go as planned and Rauner left him with 'vague answers.'