The Illinois Senate has approved raising public school teacher salaries to a minimum of $40,000 a year.

Subsidized Housing Renovations in Peoria Complete

Sep 4, 2015

Four subsidized housing complexes for seniors and families in Peoria have new updates. The 40 million dollar project is the largest ever in the state outside of Chicago.

A competition for qualified teachers in Illinois

Nov 10, 2014

Students across the state are more than halfway through fall semester, tackling traditional subjects like math, science and foreign languages. But some classrooms in Central Illinois are suffering from a lack of permanent teachers in those areas. Administrators in secondary and higher education say the lack of qualified instructors is symptomatic of broader issues. Alex Rusciano reports on what appears to be a shrinking pool of qualified educators.

State concerned about health worker shortage

Mar 10, 2014

Public health officials are concerned there won't be enough health care providers to serve the increased patient load that is expected under the Affordable Care Act. A state panel has released nearly two dozen recommendations to alleviate what it sees as a workforce shortage in the state.