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Chance the Rapper to Meet with Illinois Gov to Discuss Education Funding

Hip-Hop Artist Chance The Rapper attends The 59th GRAMMY Awards at STAPLES Center on February 12, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.
Hip-Hop Artist Chance The Rapper attends The 59th GRAMMY Awards at STAPLES Center on February 12, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.

*Chance the Rapper plans to meet this week with Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner to discuss funding education in Chicago.

The Windy City artist, born Chancelor Bennett, tweeted Monday that he’ll meet privately with Rauner on Wednesday, and that he’s eager to hear the Republican governor’s ideas.

Rauner’s official Twitter account responded, saying “Looking forward to hearing your ideas, too.”

Talk of the meeting started after Rauner congratulated the rapper via Twitter for winning three Grammy Awards earlier this month, saying the state “is proud that you’re one of our own.” Chance replied that he’d “love” to meet with Rauner.

Chicago Public Schools is suing Rauner and state education officials, saying the way Illinois funds schools violates the civil rights of the district’s predominantly minority students.

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