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217 Today: ‘The most devoted:’ Monmouth-Roseville educator named Illinois Bilingual Teacher of Year

Sara Mendez, 8th grade English Language Development Teacher at Monmouth-Roseville Junior High School was named the 2024 Bilingual Teacher of the Year by the Illinois State Board of Education.

Friday, February 23, 2024

Today’s headlines:

  • Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker is under fire from Republicans for his plans for a popular state tax credit.
  • Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker wants to spend $5 million next year to help convert temporary migrant shelters.
  • Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker wants to spend millions of dollars to help decrease the number of Black women who die during pregnancy or shortly after giving birth.

In today’s deep dive, we’ll learn more about this year’s Bilingual Teacher of the Year.

217 Today is produced by Stephanie Mosqueda. Reporting contributed by Dave McKinney, Alex Degman, Sarah Fentem and Jane Carlson.

Stephanie Mosqueda

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