CHICAGO – Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner vetoed legislation that would give Chicago Public Schools $215 million toward pension contributions, a move that potentially slaps the cash-strapped district with a big budget hole to fill and underscores the state's deepening political divide.

The veto came on Thursday, the final day of the General Assembly's annual fall veto session during which political tensions over the state's prolonged budget impasse grew more amplified with no sign that the gridlock between the Democratic majorities and Rauner and his fellow Republicans has eased.

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