Jason Nevel Staff Writer @jasonnevelSJR As a shortage of teachers continues to plague Illinois, especially in central and southern counties, suggestions are being made to address the problem.Both the Illinois Association of Regional School Superintendents and National Governors Association have released reports with recommendations for Illinois lawmakers and policy makers to consider.And on the local level, a number of people have a few ideas.Here is a look at what each has to say.Illinois...
Jason Nevel Staff Writer @jasonnevelSJR As hundreds of people gathered for a ribbon-cutting ceremony Sunday at University of Illinois Springfield’s new student union, Dominic Chiappano and his friends parked themselves in front of a large, flat-screen television on the first floor to watch the NFL playoffs.Before the new 52,028-square-foot building opened, the UIS senior said, there wasn’t a place on campus he and his friends wanted to hang out at. That changed Sunday.“This place is a...
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — If not for the generosity of people in Springfield, Dominique La Salvia says she isn’t sure how she could have survived her first semester at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She wouldn’t have her own laptop, spending money to run to the store, new bedding, a microwave in her dorm, a cellphone that works or a car because she couldn’t have afforded insurance. But, thankfully, she doesn’t have those worries, she said. She can simply focus on her education.
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Selecting a term
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