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‘Salaries are still low’: Teacher shortage leaves schools searching for new ways to recruit

‘Salaries are still low’: Teacher shortage leaves schools searching for new ways to recruit

By Suzanne Baker | Chicago Tribune

September 28, 2017


Filed under State

"Students coming out of a four-year college want to know whether they'll be able to pay off their student loans with their teacher salaries, and STEM careers are far more attractive."

Chicago’s Amazon bid committee includes big lineup of corporate chiefs

Chicago’s Amazon bid committee includes big lineup of corporate chiefs

By Chicago Tribune

September 27, 2017


Filed under Chicago, State

Wednesday is the deadline for developers and property owners to nominate potential sites for the city and state to consider as part of a formal bid for Amazon's headquarters, dubbed "HQ2."

BRIEF: White protesters march outside Billy Joel concert in support of Black Lives Matter

BRIEF: White protesters march outside Billy Joel concert in support of Black Lives Matter

By Mary Cooley | Belleville News-Democrat

September 22, 2017


Filed under State

"African-Americans are getting killed by police and nothing is happening. They're not getting the justice they deserve," said a white protester.

How much would you give for 50,000 jobs? Amazon wants to know

How much would you give for 50,000 jobs? Amazon wants to know

By Casey Bischel | Belleville News-Democrat

September 22, 2017


Filed under Chicago, State

Just about every governor, mayor and county executive is assembling a plan to attract Amazon, which intends to invest $5 billion and employ 50,000 workers at the new site.

SIUE offers free semester for information about racial slur left on student’s door

SIUE offers free semester for information about racial slur left on student’s door

By Wire and staff reports

September 21, 2017


Filed under State

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is offering a free semester of tuition and fees in exchange for tips that lead to the arrest of whoever wrote a racist note that was left on the door of a student's on-campus apartment, university spokesperson Doug McIlhagga said. Campus police are also investigating...

Chicago-area mechanics are back to work after new contract ends almost 7-week strike

Chicago-area mechanics are back to work after new contract ends almost 7-week strike

September 18, 2017


Filed under Chicago, State

Mechanics at Chicago-area auto dealerships will be back at work Monday morning after approving a four-year contract Sunday and ending a strike that was about to begin its eighth week. The walkout, which started Aug. 1, involved nearly 2,000 mechanics at almost 140 new-car dealerships throughout the...

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