Across the state, 23.5 percent of public school teachers are absent more than 10 days in the school year — almost 1 in 4 teachers statewide who aren’t in the classroom, according to data made public by the state for the first time in the annual Illinois Report Card.
Illinois politicians spent Sunday campaigning from the heights of Willis Tower to the streets of southern Illinois as they sought to get voters to the polls during the frenzied final weekend before Tuesday’s election.
Early voting ends today and it’s certain to exceed previous years, largely due to an extended voting period and longer polling hours. The Chicago Board of Elections reports that, as of Sunday, 284,506 early ballots had been cast, a new record.
The first woman to serve as U.S. attorney general and the epicenter of several political storms during the Clinton administration, including the seizure of Elian Gonzalez, died early today from complications of Parkinson’s disease.