Chicago hip-hop artist Chance the Rapper took to Twitter Tuesday to ask Gov. Bruce Rauner not to veto the Monetary Award Program (MAP) grant legislation
Chance, whose real name is Chancellor Bennett, pleaded with Rauner via social media, tweeting at him to "Give Us Back Our Education" and "Leave Chicago State Alone."
The pleas come after a spokesperson for Rauner's administration told Ward Room the governor plans to veto the bill, which would provide Rauner with the authority to fund MAP financial aid grants for low-income students at the state's universities and community colleges
State universities and community colleges have suffered greatly as a result of the state’s eight-month-long budget impasse. Institutions of higher education in Illinois are unsure if they will be able to continue to front money for MAP grants
Chicago State University is among the institutions struggling financially due to the stalemate. Last week, the Board of Trustees voted to declare a financial crisis, clearing the way for the school's president and school leaders to make drastic cuts
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