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217 Today: Illinois schools remain short on substitutes during the national teacher shortage

Monday, Jan. 31, 2022

Today’s headlines:

  • Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker intends to offer potential savings for voters in a new election-year budget.

  • Illinois joined a growing number of states when it enacted a 2019 law to help military members and their spouses get professional licenses more quickly.

  • The air in rural areas may be as foul as in cities, according to a new study at the University of Illinois.

In today’s deep dive, we’ll take a look at how a lack of substitutes teachers has made staffing next to impossible for some Illinois schools.

217 Today is produced by Farrah Anderson. Reporting today contributed by Dave McKinney, Eric Schmid, Dana Cronin and Peter Medlin.

Farrah Anderson

Farrah Anderson

Farrah Anderson is a Sophomore studying journalism at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Aside from working as an intern with WILL, she is an investigative reporter and editor at The Daily Illini. Farrah started reporting for the Commercial-News and the News-Gazette while in high school in Danville, Illinois.

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