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Chance the Rapper says he’ll donate $1 million to Chicago public schools

Chance the Rapper says he'll donate $1 million to Chicago public schoolsiStock/Thinkstock(CHICAGO) -- Chance the Rapper announced Monday that he plans to donate $1 million to Chicago public schools. This comes after he met with Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner about school funding last Friday.

The Chicago-born rapper will donate the funds to the Chicago Public School Foundation, he said Monday during a press conference at Oliver S. Westcott Elementary School on the city's South Side.

"Today I'm proud to announce that I am donating $1 million to CPS to support arts and enriching programming," the rapper said to applause. "I'm excited to share that this donation was made possible by my fans."

https://t.co/ndGPyNxW39

— Lil Chano From 79th (@chancetherapper) March 6, 2017

Chance's donation came after he met Friday with Gov. Rauner about funding relief for Chicago public schools, the third-largest school district in the U.S. The governor vetoed $215 million in pension relief last year, saying that the funding should've been coupled with larger pension reforms.

After their meeting, Gov. Rauner tweeted about it.

".@chancetherapper and I talked about the imp. of getting more money for all school children in Illinois, especially low-income children," he wrote Friday.

.@chancetherapper and I talked about the imp. of getting more money for all school children in Illinois, especially low-income children.

— Bruce Rauner (@GovRauner) March 3, 2017

Still, Chance the Rapper described that 40-minute meeting as "disappointing" on Monday, saying the governor only had "vague" answers.

Immediately after the sit-down, the Grammy Award winner tweeted: "Chicago Public Schools and I did not lose today. Please don't let that become the narrative. Monday morning I'll have a plan."

Chicago Public Schools and I did not lose today. Please don't let that become the narrative. Monday morning I'll have a plan.

— Lil Chano From 79th (@chancetherapper) March 3, 2017

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