Does anyone know of any jobs or areas that are opening in Illinois? Especially 3rd-8th. I graduate in May and will be able to teach K-9, middle school endorsements in Math and Science. Since I finished student teaching in December I've been applying to schools constantly- even schools up to 5 hours away from where I live (Suburban Cook County). So far, I've only heard back from one school in Iroquois County and have an interview lined up for next month with them which is a whole other story. I believed that getting both my endorsements in math and science would make me more marketable but in this job market I haven't noticed any real value- besides the fact that I love math and science and want to teach math or science. I know the states around Illinois are not in much better shape and transferring certificates would be a nightmare. I received a couple of phone calls in January from CPS schools that wanted me for a mid-year contract or maternity position and didn't read my resume correctly so I'm hopeful but not very. Are there any teachers in Illinois who could offer advice or insight about landing a teaching job in Illinois?