Illinois Teacher Salary Increase
Teachers in Illinois will see a salary increase starting next year. Governor J.B. Pritzker signed a new law yesterday that will raise the minimum salary for full-time teachers to $40,000 by the 2023-2024 school year. This means teachers will begin seeing gradual increases in the 2020-2021 school year. The previous state law set the minimum salary at $10,000 for teachers with a bachelor’s degree. According to a 2018 report from the National Education Association, Illinois ranks 11th for teacher salaries compared to the rest of the U.S.
Friends & Family CPR
Last night over 30 community members attended the “Friends & Family” CPR class at the Knox Presbyterian Church. The event was put on in response to a church member who suffered a heart attack earlier this year. Rudi Tanck was visiting his son in Alabama when he went into cardiac arrest, but luckily for him, his son knew how to perform CPR. Rudi, feeling lucky to be alive, wanted to pay it forward and teach others how to perform the live-saving act.
Greene Farm Barn Race
Don’t forget, you still have time to register to run in the Rooted Acoustic Barn Raising 5K this weekend. The walk/run will also include a one-mile Kids Dash. It’s all being held to raise funds for the renovation of the Greene Farm Barn. It will begin at Main Street at Seven Bridges in Woodridge and the finish line will be at the historic barn, where runners can enjoy farm-to-table food from Allegory, live music, and stretching and massages. To register for Sunday’s 8 a.m. race go to raceroster.com.
Naperville Sports Weekly Returns
With high school football only one week away, you can get ready for the upcoming year with the return of Naperville Sports Weekly. NSW kicks off its 13th season of Naperville high school sports coverage with its annual football preview show this Sunday at 6:30 p.m. Watch analysis and schedule breakdowns from coaches and players featuring all six local schools. You can also begin finding highlights of all the fall high school sports beginning next week on nctv17.com/sports.