Springfield, Ill. — Taking another step to address the statewide teacher shortage, Gov. JB Pritzker signed House Bill 2078 on Thursday raising teachers’ minimum salary to $40,000.“As Illinois children head back to school this week and next, this new law says to them and their parents loud and clear: we value teachers,” Pritzker said. “In signing this legislation, we’re addressing our teacher shortage and gradually putting teachers on track to make at least $40,000 a year by the first day of school in 2023. To teachers all across Illinois: I see the care and compassion you put . . .