2017 ESSENCE FESTIVAL

Chance The Rapper Donates $1 Million To Chicago Public Schools - 'This Is A Call To Action'...

Keeping his promise to take action against the severe lack of government funding allocated for Chicago Public Schools, the 2017 ESSENCE Festival performer held a brief press conference on Monday afternoon at Wescott Elementary school in Northbrook, IL, to speak on the topic. The press conference was a follow up to Chance's less-than-satisfactory meeting with Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner on Friday, during which he spoke with the Governor about his recent decision to overturn a ruling that reportedly would have resulted in increased funding for CPS, including a $250 million increase in funding for teachers.

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Chance spoke briefly with reporters immediately following the end of Friday's meeting, expressing his disappointment with Governor Rauner's "vague" responses to his questions and urging th


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