SPRINGFIELD – There was a lot to unpack at Wednesday’s candidate forum which saw Gov. JB Pritzker and his Republican challenger state Sen. Darren Bailey appear on the same stage, albeit at different times, for the first time this campaign season. For starters, I wrote an article earlier this week fact-checking the governor’s claim that […]
‘Teacher shortage’ stories are everywhere. Is school staffing in Illinois actually more difficult this year?
ROCKFORD — With the new school year starting, reports of a “national teacher shortage” are at an all-time high. But is staffing a school actually way harder this year than previous years? Is there a teacher shortage? A superintendent at a small school district in rural Illinois might tell you about how elementary teacher positions […]
CHAMPAIGN — The 133rd season of Illini football kicks off Saturday afternoon in Champaign. Illinois hosts the Wyoming Cowboys in a game that will feature a lot of fresh faces on both sides of the field. Head coach Bret Bielema revealed Thursday that his starting quarterback will be Syracuse transfer Tommy DeVito, who won the […]
Friday, August 26, 2022 Today’s headlines: Governor JB Pritzker says the Biden administration’s decision to cancel some student debt is a good first step. President Biden’s student loan forgiveness plan has brought relief to many but also left unanswered questions. Union members representing graduate student employees at the University of Illinois rallied outside the Illini […]