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SOME TEACHERS MAY BE GETTING A RAISE UNDER A BILL PASSED BY LAWMAKERS WEDNESDAY. 
 
THE LEGISLATION UPDATES THE MINIMUM SALARY FOR TEACHERS IN ILLINOIS…GRADUALLY INCREASING THE AMOUNT OVER THE NEXT FOUR YEARS UNTIL IT HITS 40 THOUSAND DOLLARS. REPRESENTATIVE CHRISTIAN MITCHELL OF CHICAGO SAYS THE CURRENT MINIMUM IS JUST 11 THOUSAND DOLLARS.
 

 

 
IF SIGNED INTO LAW BY THE GOVERNOR…TEACHERS WOULD HAVE TO BE PAID AT LEAST 32 THOUSAND DOLLARS IN THE 2019-2020 SCHOOL YEAR. SUPPORTERS SAYS THIS WILL HELP FILL THE CURRENT TEACHER SHORTAGE IN ILLINOIS.

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