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Illinois House approves required $40,000 salary for teachers

By Benjamin Yount, Illinois News Network | May 2, 2018

Some Illinois lawmakers are on board with a plan to require school boards to pay starting teachers $40,000 a year without providing additional funding for districts.

Despite outflow of high earners, Dem gov. candidates push progressive tax

By Benjamin Yount, Illinois News Network | Nov 13, 2017

With an entire year until the 2018 election for Illinois governor, instituting a progressive tax is already emerging as a battleground topic in the race.