New State Scholarships Save Families Money, Steady Private Schools

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Sep 7, 12:00 AM

New State Scholarships Save Families Money, Steady Private Schools

But this year, for the first time, 30 St. Mary’s students are getting taxpayer help to pay for their parochial school education. They’re among more than 5,600 students statewide to receive one of Illinois’ first “tax credit scholarships.” Tens of thousands of students applied this year for the controversial new program, which is funded by Illinoisans who “donate” the taxes they owe to authorized scholarship groups.

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