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Illinois teacher shortage persists, survey finds

SPRINGFIELD – Illinois continues to suffer from a shortage of teachers and other education professionals, although recent efforts by the state to ease the strain have made an impact….

Messages of hate found in driveways, on web

Scott Britton walked out to driveway to get his Sunday newspaper, only to find near it a plastic bag filled with rice (to keep it from blowing away) and anti-Semitic literature. Britton,…

Watchdog: Teams score at public’s expense

First in a series looking at the public funding of Illinois sports stadiums Tom Tresser gets sick every time he hears something is needed to make Chicago “a world-class city.” “It…

U of I Extension focuses on all things gardening

University of Illinois Extension is hosting a series of garden day and plant sale events at various locations throughout the state, providing an opportunity for gardening enthusiasts…

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