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 Mark Klaisner speaks as he is being sworn in as president of the Illinois Association of Regional Superintendents of Schools in Hillside in 2019. Klaisner said the subject areas for which there is the largest shortage of educators across Illinois are special education and English as a Second Language, while science and math teachers were also in short supply.
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School officials across Illinois say a shortage of teachers and substitutes is forcing them to cancel course offerings, move them online or fill open positions with people who are not fully qualified.
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Aurora Mayor Richard Irvin launches his GOP bid for governor in a campaign video Monday.
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Former President Donald Trump speaks at a rally on Jan. 15 in Florence, Ariz.
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The former president's White House records are sought by the Democratic-led House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol.
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Al Nimpson is a Springfield comedian and half of the two men behind Belly Laffs, an independent comedy group. He spoke to Community Voices about his first time doing standup and how, despite it not going well, it encouraged him to keep trying. He also provided insight into the Springfield comedy scene and gave advice on how to practice standup comedy.
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One generation is dubbed the last of the analog age. An Illinois museum is highlighting this group with its first generational type show.
Anson Carter helps carry the banner for former Boston Bruins player Willie O'Ree, as the team retired his No. 22 jersey at the TD Garden Tuesday night.
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"I will never forget how my teammates in the Bruins locker room accepted me as one of their own," Willie O'Ree said as his No. 22 was lifted to the rafters.
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NPR's Steve Inskeep talks to Haggard's biographer Marc Eliot about his book: The Hag. Haggard spent his early years going from family tragedy to odd jobs to broken marriages to petty crime to prison.
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