The Illinois Senate Thursday approved raising the legal smoking age from 18 to 21. All eyes now turn to Gov. J.B. Pritzker, who has yet to say where he stands on the idea.
Despite all the focus on solving the state's teacher shortage, a new survey finds the problem is getting worse. That has sparked more discussion on how to recruit more teachers. We'll hear why some want to change teacher licensing standards. We also get a recap of the 2018 governor's race, which saw spending at record-setting levels. And we learn how one community is coping with a rise in gun violence. That and more on this week's Statewide:
- Prosecutors Argue Against New Trial in 1991 Bloomington Stabbing Death
- 'Crime-Free Housing' Rules Spread In Illinois
- Statewide: Reviewing The 2018 Governor's Race; Should Illinois Reconsider How It Tests Teachers?
- Pritzker To Decide If 'Tobacco 21' Becomes Law
- Illinois Proposal Aims To Empower Worker Co-Ops
Two afternoons a week, Mikala Tardy walks six blocks from Eastern High School to Payne Elementary School, not far from Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. She signs in at the front desk just after 3:30 p.m. and makes her way to a classroom, where she'll be tutoring second- and third-graders who are full of energy after the school day. Today, Mikala and three students work through an exercise about communities and the building blocks that create them. They learn how to spell people and playground...
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- Number Of Dead Rises To 50 In New Zealand Mass Shooting
- John Boehner Was Once 'Unalterably Opposed' To Marijuana. He Now Wants It To Be Legal
- As Families Learn Fates Of Loved Ones, New Zealand Mourns Christchurch Victims
- Photos: Youth Climate Change Demonstrations Across The World
Out and About
- Bradley International Print and Drawing Exhibition Returns to Venues Across Peoria
- Peoria Players Opens Its Production of "Dreamgirls"
- Youth Music Illinois Presents "Musical Masquerade" Tonight
- WTVP's "State and Water" Program Hosts Double CD Release Event
- Eureka College Presents "Pippin" This Weekend