teachers

New teachers would be guaranteed a starting salary of at least 40 thousand dollars under legislation pending in the Illinois Senate.

Senator Andy Manar is sponsoring the bill and says some teachers are living in poverty and that it's time they get paid what they deserve.

Scholarships are available for minority students interested in pursuing a career in teaching, according to the Illinois Students Assistance Commission.

When the Illinois General Assembly approved a budget last summer . . . they also agreed to cut back on the state's contribution to the pension systems.  But, this move might have unintended consequences.

A Union County teacher is one of ten finalists for the Illinois State Board of Education's 2018 Teacher of the Year award.